Thursday, September 28, 2017

Veterans' Poems featured in F(r)iction No. 8

A special selection of Veterans Writing Project work, including "love sonnet to a new K-pot," is featured in the Summer 2017 issue of F(r)iction magazine, published by Tethered by Letters. Issue No. 8 is currently available for sale via the publisher in both electronic and print editions. Print editions are also currently available nationwide at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and independent booksellers. Look for it on newsstands alongside literary journals and writing magazines.

Other works appearing in the VWP special section, titled "Shrapnel Shell," are:
  • "From the Lumes Series" by Nichole Goff
  • "The Value of a Good Book" by C.R. McCarthy
  • "Elegy" by Michael McManus
  • "Around the World, Unseen" by Matthew Mobley
  • "Interrupted Sonnet, with my Girls" by T.J. Reynolds
  • "Thick Black Smoke" by Brandy Williams
Readers should also check out a poem titled "Blood Stripes" by a Iraq War veteran Aaron Graham, which appears separately in the same issue.

The Denver, Colo.-based F(r)iction magazine is a highly stylized synthesis of fine art, comics, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. As the editors describe it:
F(r)iction is different. The brainchild of a ragtag team of editors, artists, and writers, F(r)iction is the best of everything we’ve ever loved. F(r)iction is experimental. F(r)iction is strange. F(r)iction pokes the soft spots, touches nerves most would rather remain protected. F(r)iction is secrets and truths and most importantly—stories.

F(r)iction is weird, in every respect.
Veterans Writing Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The project teaches no-cost creative writing workshops to military service members, veterans, and family members; assists in medical research of expressive writing as a therapy at National Intrepid Center for Excellence (NICoE); and publishes the quarterly print and on-line literary journal "O-Dark-Thirty."