Weekly Round-Up: “This is a Call” Edition

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Welcome to the Words After War Weekly Round-Up: “This is a Call” Edition. In this space we share seven links relevant to our mission of improving the military-civilian dialogue through high-quality literary programming.

In between endless Home Alone showings, pointless Love, Actually debates and carols on the dial (these Xmas stations are the costume shops of the airwaves) the holiday season is officially in full swing. But never fear, the content mill cranked along and churned out some links.

Before we get to those, a question: Would you like to write for us? We are soliciting submissions to the Words After War blog from veterans and civilian-supporters alike. To be considered please send any work (essay, fiction, poetry, cultural criticism, humor, etc) in the body of an email (no attachments, please) to MIKE at WORDSAFTERWAR dot ORG. Try to stay under 400 words and include a brief bio. It’s that easy! We look forward to reading your work and hosting a diverse collection of voices on the blog!

To the links:

1. A wild list of all the books alt king Blake Butler read in 2013.

2. Mother Jones on class and the military-civilian divide.

3. A Q&A with WAW friend and author Katey Schultz!

4. Editors of The Atlantic on their favorite books of the year.

5. The New York Times looks back on the year in literature.

6. Quil Lawrence on one Marine’s discharge upgrade.

7. Nobel-winner Alice Munro accepts the award from her living room.

Have a great weekend.

-Mike

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