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Letters to War and Lethe
Book Reviews

Letters to War and Lethe

Letters to War and Lethe is a collection of poems about war: its deprivations, its strange gifts, and its remembrances. “Whether set in Afghanistan or an American supermarket,” writes Boston-based poet Joyce Peseroff, these poems “upset platitudes and assumptions about those who fight, what they remember, and who speaks for them.” Farzana Marie’s book, Peseroff … Continue reading

Are Budget Cuts the Culprit Behind the V.A. Scandal?  
Opinion

Are Budget Cuts the Culprit Behind the V.A. Scandal?  

By Tom Kauffman, Veterans PTSD Project A few weeks ago, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said in an interview that Washington’s cost-cutting culture helped spark the growing Veterans Administration hospital controversy by encouraging V.A. officials to understate their financial needs both internally and to Congress. Murray, a top appropriator and former chairwoman of the Senate Veterans … Continue reading

Military Experience & the Arts Now A Federally Recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Announcements

Military Experience & the Arts Now A Federally Recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

To the Fans, Staff Members, and Contributors to MEA Publications, For the past six months we’ve worked with lawyers and accountants, sought counsel from the leaders of like-minded groups, and poured our energy and dedication to veterans, their families, and artists into creating a nationally recognized organization that provides members of military communities with access to the arts, … Continue reading

Million Records Project Leaves Questions Unanswered about Veterans’ Educational Success
Opinion

Million Records Project Leaves Questions Unanswered about Veterans’ Educational Success

By Sarah E. Minnis, PhD and Shane P. Hammond, EdD The Million Records Project report released in May by Student Veterans of America (SVA), in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Student Clearinghouse, provided a much-anticipated review of veterans’ pursuit of higher education.  Using data not previously available, including some data … Continue reading

Veterans Studies: Expanding Notions of “Vet Friendly” to Include the Curriculum
Pedagogy

Veterans Studies: Expanding Notions of “Vet Friendly” to Include the Curriculum

By Penny Coleman In March of 2014, Travis Martin published a thoughtful and provocative article through Military Experience and the Arts, titled “Veterans Studies as an Academic Discipline,” in which he called out academia for its failure to offer programs that “(introduce) non-veterans to military service, (allow) veterans to contextualize their experience, and bring both groups together … Continue reading