SHERPATUDE NO. 26: "HUMOR IS A COMBAT MULTIPLIER ..." Has your war become workaday? Does life on the Forward Operating Base (FOB) now seem commonplace? Armed with deadpan snark and poker-faced patriotism-and rooted in the coffee-black soil and plain-spoken voice of the American Midwest-journalist-turned-poet Randy Brown reveals behind-the-scenes stories of U.S. soldier-citizenship. From Boot Camp to Bagram, Afghanistan. And back home again.
Here's a taste:
Three Cups of Chai-ku
I had hoped, I guess,
for something more like Starbucks,
not yellow water.
We build our nations one tea party at a time.
They serve, we protect.
No one here can lead this endless talk of action.
"Que shura, shura."
|Publisher:||Middle West Press LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)|
About the Author
Brown's often-humorous military-themed poetry and non-fiction have appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies. He was the 2015 winner of the inaugural Madigan Award for humorous military-themed writing, presented by Negative Capability Press, Mobile, Ala.
Brown was the 2012 winner of the Military Reporters and Editors' (M.R.E.) independent-blogging category, and a past finalist in the Milblogging.com awards' reporter (2011) and veteran (2012) categories.
He is the current poetry editor of Military Experience & the Arts' literary journal As You Were.
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