Veterans offer a valuable perspective, and these two accomplished Vietnam Veteran writers are full of wit and wisdom. The evening will also include readings from Salem State?s veteran writers, including current Soundings East nonfiction editor, Tom Laaser.
Lowell native Michael Casey was drafted in 1968 and served as a military policeman in Missouri and in Quang Ngai Province in Vietnam. Stanley Kunitz selected his first book, Obscenities, dealing with his army experience, in the 1972 Yale younger poet series. His later books include Millrat, Raiding a Whorehouse, The Million Dollar Hole, and Check Points. A new and selected book, There It Is, was published in 2017 by the Loom Press of Lowell, Massachusetts.
Marc Levy was an infantry medic with the First Cavalry in Vietnam and Cambodia in 1970. His awards include the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars with V, the Air Medal, and Arcom. His work has appeared in New Millennium Writings; Cutthroat; War, Literature and the Arts; Stone Canoe; Mudfish; So It Goes; New Madrid, and elsewhere. He won the 2016 Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families Writing Prize, and recently published How Stevie Nearly Lost the War and Other Postwar Stories, and Dreams, Vietnam. A sequel, Other Dreams, is forthcoming.
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