Proud to Be: Writing By American Warriors Volume 2
Poetry, Fiction, and Stories Inspired by Almost Every Recent War in American History
The editors chose Dan Bradford’s short story, “Moments: The Beginning―The End” which discloses the moment in the war that profoundly affected a young man’s life forever.
Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and even WWII Stories
Just like the first volume, this volume sponsored a veterans’ writing competition. It was judged by John McManus (September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far), Mary Troy (Beauties: A Novel), William Trowbridge (Poet Laureate of Missouri, Ship of Fool), Destinee Oitzinger (Art Director of National Veterans Art Museum), and Tom Cushman (Muhammad Ali and the Greatest Heavyweight Generation).
The anthology is the second in an annual series published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council’s Veterans Projects and the Warriors Arts Alliance.
“The stories and poems of service and sacrifice are essential in understanding what has so broadly been termed ‘the American experience.” –St. Leger Monty Joynes, Vietnam veteran
“Like its predecessor, it is a unique education in one small and tender volume. Here warrior souls are revealed, reflecting back ours, too.” – wingman (online reader)