Edited by James Brubaker
The volume also sponsored a veterans’ writing competition. The winners and finalists are spotlighted in the front of the book.
The anthology is the eighth in an annual series published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council’s Veterans Projects.
Winners of the Warriors Anthology Writing Competition:
“What Wouldn’t Stay Buried” by Bill Glose
Fiction Honorable Mention
“Over the Rainbow” by Paul Hellweg
“What Was Taken” by Ryan Stovall
“Roasting Hatch Chilis” by Sarah Colby
Poetry Honorable Mention
“Tripped Up By Mefloquine” by Ryan Stovall
“Gun Trucking” by Charity Winters
“CH-53D Ramp Gunner” by Anne Boaden
Photography Honorable Mention
“A Rush to Treatment” by Felicitus Ferington
“Play” by Bree Pye
“Hometown Hero: Master Gunnery Sergeant Carroll W. Braxton” by Charleetah Lankford
Interviews Honorable Mention
“Feet of the Messenger & Beyond: A Conversation with Vietnam War Veteran, Poet, and Kansas Native H.C. Palmer” by Thomas G. McGuire
“Will I Ever Sing Again?” by John Hornbeck
“Going to War” by Troy D. Allan
Essays Honorable Mention
“A War Zone Question” by Rick Fahr Jr.
“Ghosts” by Cody Mower