AS YOU WERE: THE MILITARY REVIEW, Vol. 12 Released

Military Experience and the Arts is proud to announce the release of As You Were: The Military Review, Vol. 12 on Memorial Day, 2020. This edition contains fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork from more than fifty writers, poets, and artists. There are debut works as well as the latest from more experienced artists. Several have worked with our editors to refine their works and enhance their skills and understanding in their chosen genres.

Together, the works contain material from WWI, WWII, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and the Global War on Terror. There are voices and visions from the perspectives of veterans, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, and neighbors and colleagues. Engaging with these works helps us bridge the gap between military and civilian cultures. Indeed, these works prove that those bridges are  built by creative expression.

We invite you to check out As You Were: The Military Review, Vol. 12 and share this edition. Thank you!

Release of BLUE NOSTALGIA, Vol. 4

MEA is proud to present a new edition of Blue Nostalgia: A Journal of Post-Traumatic Growth, our fourth installment of the title. Blue Nostalgia is a unique publication in that it contains stories of veterans’ and family members’ stories of how they face the challenges of post-traumatic stress as well has how they grow in spite it – or even because of it.

Volume 4 contains works from the perspective of family members of WWII veterans as well as from Vietnam and  Cold War veterans. They have in common the bravery to share their deeply personal  stories in order to educate the public and let other veterans and families know that they are not alone.

Read Blue Nostalgia: A Journal of Post-Traumatic Growth, Vol. 4 by clicking on the titles in this post or by navigating drop down menu under “Publications.”

Cover image: “Where to Go From Here,” woodcut print by Brandie Dziegiel

Blue Streak: A Journal of Military Poetry, Vol. 2 Release

MEA is proud to announce the release of Blue Streak: A Journal of Military Poetry, Vol. 2. This is a special poetry edition that was prompted by the submission of more exemplary poetry than our signature publication, As You Were, could contain.

Blue Streak, Vol. 2 contains nearly thirty poems that illustrate a broad range of experiences both within the military and without. Some are sad. Some are light and humorous. All of them are worthy of attention.

You can reach Blue Streak, Vol. 2 by clicking on the links in this post or by navigating the “Publications” menu above. We hope you enjoy these poems, and, most importantly, we hope you learn from the poets who have lent their voices to this volume.

Link: Blue Streak: A Journal of Military Poetry, Vol. 2