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A Call to Words: Veterans & Why They Write

Poetry, Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20141107, 20140523

Vietnam veterans and poets, Bill Bauer and H.C. Palmer reflect on their service and discuss with host Angela Elam how writing has helped them to process the difficult memories. Recorded in front of an audience first at Park University's Meetin' House as a guest of the Warrior Center, and again for Johnson County Community College's Veteran Services, this show marks the new edition of Bill Bauer's book, Last Lambs: New and Selected Poems of Vietnam. H.C. Palmer, who has started a veterans writing program at the Kansas City Writers Place in conjunction with the veteran outreach program at the Church of the Resurrection called RezVets, also reads from his poetry published in New Letters magazine. Visit our Shop for a special collection containing the work of Bill Bauer and H.C. Palmer.

| Subject Matter: The Vietnam War, Veterans, Writing, Healing, Recovery | Interview Year: 2013 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction |

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The Paris Review’s podcast for Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, will feature John Ashbery reading his poem “Soonest Mended,” from a 1986 New Letters on the Air program. More information and links to The Paris Review Podcast here.

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