Welcome to the Words After War Weekly Round-Up: Glamour Shot Edition. In this space we share seven links relevant to our mission of improving the veteran-civilian dialogue through high-quality literary programming.
A plethora of veteran-centric media online this week. We’ve picked a few to share, some of which even mention this here literary non-profit organization!
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Without further ado, the links:
1. Are veterans placed on a pedestal? And would they be better-served without it? A hotly debated article from The Atlantic.
2. Words After War Executive Director Brandon Willitts was profiled by Colin Wilhelm for Narratively. It is a very honest and moving story complete with GLAMOUR SHOTS. Meanwhile, I couldn’t tell you the last time I brushed my hair.
3. Our friend (and “Danger Close” panelist) Phil Klay on missing WWII soldiers in Newsweek.
4. City of Fire: The Case of the $2 Million Book Advance.
5. Roy Scranton: “Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene.”
6. Life lessons from Hunter S. Thompson.
7. Memes and GIFs invade literary criticism.
Have a great weekend.