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A Living Anthology on War Memories | 2020

Anthologie vivante sur les Mémoires de guerre | 2020
Sous la direction de Renée Dickason et Rebecca Dickason
War Memories, 2020
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Cette anthologie vivante sur les mémoires de guerre a vocation à réunir les contributions de celles et ceux qui ont traversé des conflits et des guerres, y compris de « basse intensité », à travers le monde.
Les témoignages de civils ou de militaires, redevenus civils, alimentent cette anthologie, à visée pacifiste, qui se veut un espace de rencontres fertile, enrichi au fil du temps par le croisement des partages et des expériences.
Un remerciement appuyé est fait à l’ensemble des poètes et des écrivains qui ont généreusement et solidairement répondu à ce projet collaboratif où les actes de création prennent une résonance particulière en s’entretissant, en se juxtaposant, en se répondant… créant un puzzle artistique autour des phénomènes de guerre offrant un éclairage unique pour qui s’intéresse à la construction vivante de l’Histoire.

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  • Writers A to E

    Écrivains A à E
    • Doug Anderson
      Photograph credit: Trish Crapo

      Doug Anderson's book, The Moon Reflected Fire, published by Alice James Books, won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Blues for Unemployed Secret Police, from Curbstone Books, a grant from the Academy of American Poets. His play, Short Timers, was produced at Theater for the New City in New York City in 1981. His memoir, Keep Your Head Down, Vietnam, the Sixties and a Journey of Self-Discovery, was published by W.W. Norton in 2009. His most recent book of poems is Horse Medicine, from Barrow Street. His work has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Southern Review, Field, and other publications. He has written critical articles for the New York Times Book Review, The London Times Literary Supplement, and the Boston Globe. He has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Poets & Writers, and other funding agencies. He has taught at Emerson and Smith Colleges, the University of Massachusetts, and the MFA programs at Pacific University of Oregon and Bennington College. He is an affiliate of the Joiner Center for the Study of War and its Social Consequences at UMASS Boston. He teaches at Western New England University.

      Editors note: Doug Anderson is featured, along with Preston H. Hood III and other veterans, in Federico Muchnik's film "Hunter in the Blackness". The film also includes poems by Doug Anderson and Preston H. Hood III, published in Revue LISA/LISA e-journal.

    • David F. Brown
      Photograph credit: Paula Nguyen Luu

      Born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks, David F. Brown is the author of Returning Fire (1984 SFSU Press) and Ghost of a Person Passing in Front of the Flag (2018, Bloomsday Literary). Educated at the University of Missouri and San Francisco State University, Brown served as a medic with the Fourth Infantry Division in Vietnam.

    • Michael Casey
      Photograph credit: Katherine Casey

      Michael Casey was born in 1947 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Lowell Technological Institute in 1968. Drafted into the U.S. Army, he served as a military policeman in Missouri and in Quang Ngai Provence, the setting of Obscenities, which was chosen by Stanley Kunitz as Volume 67 of the Yale Series of Younger Poets (1972). In 1996 Adastra Press published Casey’s second collection of poems, Millrat, and Orchises Press published his third, The Million Dollar Hole, in 2001.

      • Michael Casey
        pentagon [Texte intégral]
        18 juin 2020
      • Michael Casey
        urn [Texte intégral]
        18 juin 2020
    • George Chave

      Crédit photographique : Peter Chave (collection personnelle)

      George Chave a servi dans l’armée britannique pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Suite à sa retraite à 64 ans et alors qu’il s’ennuyait, son fils Peter lui a suggéré d'écrire ses récits de guerre. Il le fit sous la forme de deux cahiers d’exercices pour des étudiants.

    • Teresa Mei Chuc
      Photograph credit: Teresa Mei Chuc

      Poet Laureate of Altadena, California (2018 to 2020), Teresa Mei Chuc is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, Red Thread (Fithian Press, 2012), Keeper of the Winds (FootHills Publishing, 2014) and Invisible Light (Many Voices Press, 2018). She was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. under political asylum with her mother and brother shortly after the Vietnam War while her father remained in a Vietcong "reeducation" camp for nine years. Since the age of two, Teresa grew up around the Tongva village of Hahamongna, Pasadena, California where she still lives with her family and loves. Her poetry appears in journals such as Consequence Magazine, EarthSpeak Magazine, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Kyoto Journal, Poet Lore, Rattle and in anthologies such as New Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010), With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century (West End Press, 2014), Truth to Power (Cutthroat, 2017), Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees (W.W. Norton, 2017) and California Fire & Water: A Climate Crisis Anthology (Story Street Press, 2020). Teresa is a graduate of the Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing (poetry) program at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and teaches literature and writing at a public high school in Los Angeles

    • David Connolly
      Photograph credit: David Connolly

      David Connolly served honorably in Vietnam with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment from 2 February, 1968 until 6 April, 1969. He returned to immediately join “Vietnam Veterans Against the War” and has been working since to stop the U.S. government from using war as foreign policy. His work can be found under Voices In Wartime and the Vietnam Generation website.

    • William D. Ehrhart
      Photograph credit: William D. Ehrhart

      William D. Ehrhart served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including 13 months in Vietnam with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, receiving the Purple Heart Medal and rising to the rank of sergeant at the age of 19 & 1⁄2. He is the author of numerous books of poetry and nonfiction, most recently Thank You for Your Service: Collected Poems, McFarland & Company, Inc., 2019, from which “Beautiful Wreckage” is reprinted.

  • Writers F to L

    Écrivains F à L
    • Pauline F. Hebert
      Photograph credit: Preston H. Hood III (2017)

      Pauline F. Hebert served as a Captain in the US Army Nurse Corps at the 12th Evacuation Hospital in Chu Chi, Vietnam from January 1968 to December 1969. She arrived in Vietnam two weeks before the Tet Offensive. She was honorably discharged in August 1969 and went on to earn a Master of Science in nursing and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Connecticut. Her poetry appears in many journals including From Both Sides Now: The Poetry of the Vietnam War and its Aftermath Ed. Phillip Mahony. She lives in New Hampshire.

    • Preston H. Hood III
      Photograph credit: Randy Wessels (2014)

      Preston H. Hood III served in Vietnam with SEAL TEAM 2, (1970). His poems have appeared in various publications, including Salamander, Nimrod, Rattle, Michigan Quarterly Review and Prairie Schooner among others. His books include, A Chill I Understand, (2006) which was a Finalist in the 2012 Maine Literary Awards, and The Hallelujah of Listening, (2011), the 2012 Maine Literary Award Winner for Poetry. In 2018, his poem "Beauty Is a Cardinal" won the 27th Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest.

      Editors note: Preston H. Hood III is featured, along with Doug Anderson and other veterans, in Federico Muchnik's film "Hunter in the Blackness". The film also includes poems by Preston H. Hood III and Doug Anderson, published in Revue LISA/LISA e-journal.

    • Richard Levine
      Photograph credit: Richard Levine

      Richard Levine is a a retired NYC teacher, and the author of Richard Levine: Selected Poems (FutureCycle Press, 2019), Contiguous States (Finishing Line Press, 2018), and five chapbooks: The Cadence of Mercy, A Tide of a Hundred Mountains (winner, 2012 Bright Hill Press Chapbook Competition), That Country’s Soul, A Language Full of Wars and Songs, and Snapshots from a Battle. He served as co-editor of, and is currently an advisor. His work was in the process of being archived in the Connolly Library (The Imaginative Representations of the Vietnam War Collection), at LaSalle University, when the pandemic closed schools and our society. He served in Vietnam with USMC, 1967-68.

    • Marc Levy
      Photograph credit: Marc Levy

      Marc Levy was a medic with Delta 1/7 First Cavalry in Vietnam and Cambodia, ’69- ’70. He was decorated three times and court-martialed twice. His writing has appeared in various publications, including New Millennium Writings, Cutthroat, War, Literature and the Arts, Chiron Review, KGB Bar Lit Mag, Stone Canoe and elsewhere. It is forthcoming in Paterson Literary Review and Close to the Bone. His essay The Quiet Time won the 2016 Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families Writing Prize. Two of his war photos will appear in the forthcoming Netflix series The Umbrella Academy. He recently published How Stevie Nearly Lost the War and Other Postwar Stories; Dreams, Vietnam; and Other Dreams.
      His website is Medic in the Green Time.

    • Jacqueline Murray Loring
      Photograph credit: Jacqueline Murray Loring

      Jacqueline Murray Loring is an award-winning writer and poet, a produced playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker. She compiled, edited, and published both Summer Home Review Volume I & II. In 2012, she won the Doire Press Irish International Poetry Prize for her collection The History of Bearing Children published in Galway.

      In 2012, she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to begin a new career writing and producing short films. The House on Normal Street premiered at the 2016 Santa Fe Film Festival. Trains, Tracks & Aliens was shown in 2017 at the South Broadway Cultural Center. In 2017, she was a finalist in the New Mexico Film Foundation’s “Let’s Make a Western” contest for her Billy the Kid movie idea and treatment.

      In March 2019, KiMo Theatre: Fact & Folklore, the story of a Southwestern movie palace icon, was published in March 2019 by SouthWest Writers. In May 2019, Vietnam Veterans Unbroken: Conversations on Trauma and Resiliency was published by McFarland & Co, Publishers. which contains interviews with seventeen Vietnam veterans who served in-country during the war. Her husband, Gary, served in the U.S. Army out of the 3rd MASH hospital in Dong Tam, south of Saigon from December 1967 to 1968.

      • Jacqueline Murray Loring
        Curse the Rainbow [Texte intégral]
        18 juin 2020
      • Jacqueline Murray Loring
        Brave the Storm [Texte intégral]
        18 juin 2020
      • Jacqueline Murray Loring
        The River Tet [Texte intégral]
        18 juin 2020
      • Jacqueline Murray Loring
        Snap Shot [Texte intégral]
        18 juin 2020
      • Jacqueline Murray Loring
        The Nor’easter [Texte intégral]
        18 juin 2020
      • Jacqueline Murray Loring
        The Econoline [Texte intégral]
        18 juin 2020
  • Writers M to Q

    Écrivains M à Q
    • Jean-Jacques Malo
      Crédit photo : Jean-Jacques Malo

      Jean-Jacques Malo a étudié à l’Université de Nantes et à Birmingham University en Angleterre. Il a enseigné à l’University of Wales à Cardiff, ainsi qu’à l’University of Washington à Seattle. Il enseigne à l’Université de Nantes depuis 2001. Ses recherches et publications sur le Viêt-Nam porte sur le cinéma, mais aussi sur la poésie américaine ; il a publié des traductions dans des revues françaises et belges. Il a dirigé la publication de deux livres sur W.D. Ehrhart.

      • Jean-Jacques Malo
        Beaux décombres [Texte intégral]
        Traduction de “Beautiful Wreckage”
        22 juin 2020
    • Hugh Martin
      Photograph credit: Hugh Martin

      Hugh Martin is a veteran of the Iraq War and the author of In Country (BOA Editions, 2018) and The Stick Soldiers (BOA Editions, 2013). He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship. His essays and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Grantland, The New Republic, and The Sun. He is currently at work on a collection of essays involving military service and the veteran identity.

    • Gerald McCarthy
      Photograph credit: Michele McCarthy

      Gerald McCarthy enlisted in the marines at 17 and volunteered for service in Vietnam. After unloading ships for seven weeks at FLSG-Bravo, he was transferred to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion in Chu Lai—eventually moving with the outfit to Danang. Upon his homecoming to the United States after a 13-month tour of duty, he was arrested his second night back for interference with a senior police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. His return to duty at a Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, South Carolina was short lived; as he went AWOL for three months; eventually turning himself in and being imprisoned in the Onondaga County Jail, the Brooklyn Brig, and the Portsmouth/Norfolk Brig. Hospitalized for mental issues (too early for a PTSD diagnosis), he was discharged on the day they buried Martin Luther King.

      After his discharge, he worked in the shoe factories of the Endicott-Johnson Corporation before deciding to enroll in college at SUNY Geneseo. During his sophomore year at Geneseo, he became actively involved with the anti-war movement including both VVAW and Veterans for Peace.

      A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, he has taught writing at Attica prison, in migrant labor camps, county jails, and schools, and was a Professor of English at St. Thomas Aquinas College. He lives with his wife, Michele in Nyack, New York with their sons Nicholas, Benjamin and Nathaniel.

      McCarthy’s books of poetry include: War Story (1977), Shoetown (1992), Trouble Light (2008), and Door in the Wall (2020). His poetry and writing have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines including: From Both Sides Now (Scribners), Warrior Writers/New Jersey, Postmodernisms (Rutgers Univ. Press), American War Poetry (Oxford University Press), Carrying the DarknessA New Geography of Poets, We Gotta Get Out of This Place (Univ. of Massachusetts Press), TriQuarterly, America, Nimrod, New Letters, Ploughshares, and The Café Review.

      Gerald McCarthy’s latest book of poems is Door in the wall (Spuyten-Duyvil Press, NYC, 2020).


    • Susan Moger
      Photograph credit: Susan Moger

      Susan Moger is an award-winning author, freelance editor, and writing instructor. Her debut novel, Of Better Blood, was published by Albert Whitman & Company in 2016. Her book, Teaching the Diary of Anne Frank (Scholastic, 1998, 2nd ed. 2009) won a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Educational Press Association in 1999. She has published five other nonfiction books with Scholastic Inc. including a bestselling poetry anthology, A Poem for Every Day!

      Two of Moger’s short fiction pieces about the Vietnam War were published in The New York Times. Her war poetry has been published in Café Solo and her chapbook, Pulling Teeth (2005). The Binghamton (NY) Press and Sun-Bulletin published her article about the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on a small town in upstate New York.

      Moger’s writing and editorial experience includes serving as the first woman editor of the New York Fire Department’s training journal and as a Senior Editor at Scholastic Inc. in New York. She lives near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, USA, with her husband Ted, a Vietnam-Era veteran, and two finicky felines.


    • Federico Muchnik
      Photograph credit: Federico Muchnik

      Federico Muchnik studied film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and worked as a producer for PBS. He has also produced content for Disneyland, ABC Television, and HBO. He played the lead role in "The Golden Boat", directed by Raul Ruiz. The film was shown at Sundance, New York, Toronto, and was distributed by Strand Releasing. He co-wrote and co-edited “Secret Courage”, a documentary about the Jewish resistance movement during World War II. He has made many fiction-based long form series for the educational markets and filmed numerous projects throughout North America, Europe and Latin America. He has taught filmmaking at Boston University, Emerson College, and in New York and Los Angeles. Most recently, he produced and directed the feature length “This Killing Business” distributed by Filmbox Arthouse in Europe and shown at numerous festivals in the US. He is also the author of The Strategic Producer: On the Art and Craft of Making Your First Feature. He is currently on the faculty at Lesley University in the digital filmmaking program. His most recent film is Something Different, a comedy based on one of Giovanni Boccaccio’s stories from The Decameron.

  • Writers R to Z

    Écrivains R à Z
    • Gary D. Rafferty
      Photograph credit: Christine Greenspan (2013)

      Sp/4 Gary D. Rafferty. U.S. Army.

      Army service: 13 July ʼ69 to 10 April ʼ71.

      Vietnam service: 6 May ʼ70 to 10 April ʼ71.

      A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 94th Artillery.

      Area of Operation: Northern I Corps, along the DMZ and West to the Vietnam/Laos border. Participated in Operation Dewey Canyon II - Lam Son 719, (Laos Incursion) the last major ground offensive of the Vietnam War involving American troops.

      He spent 20 years on a city fire department, retired as a lieutenant in 1993. Divorced, father of two sons. He lives in Hudson, New Hampshire. An avid deer hunter, he spends the fall in the woods, where he belongs.

      • Gary D. Rafferty
        Recovery? [Texte intégral]
        18 juin 2020
    • Doug Rawlings
      Photograph credit: Doug Rawlings

      Doug Rawlings was drafted into the army out of graduate school in 1969; ended up with the 7/15th artillery on a small firebase in the Central Highlands from July, 1969 to August, 1970. He is a former Veterans For Peace Board member and founding member of Veterans For Peace (1985).

    • Dale E. Ritterbusch
      Photograph credit: Dale E. Ritterbusch

      Dale E. Ritterbusch is the author of Lessons Learned: Poetry of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath and Far From the Temple of Heaven.  He was twice selected to be the Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of English & Fine Arts at the United States Air Force Academy.  His creative work is currently being archived in the Department of Special Collections at La Salle University. During the Vietnam War, he served in the Army as an enlisted man and as an officer in the Chemical Corps. He has written extensively on the cultural and personal determinants of war.

    • Bill Wunder
      Photograph credit: Shirley Wood

      Bill Wunder is a poet, editor and the author of three volumes of poetry: Pointing at the Moon, Hands Turning the Earth, both published by WordTech Editions and Kingdom of Heaven by Aldrich Press. He is a past Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and a two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize. His poems have appeared in The Manhattan Review, Paterson Literary Review, Comstock Review, Blueline, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Philadelphia Poets, Mad Poets Review and many others. Bill is a Vietnam veteran and lives with his wife and three Labrador retrievers in the wilds of Bucks County, Pa.

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