Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Powder at Arlington
Above: Powder contributors (left to right) Cameron Beattie ("Leaping to Earth"), Judy Boyd ("The Joust") and Terry Hurley ("The Dead Iraqi Album") at the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery on Veteran's Day 2008
These are the stories from the boots that have been there, those who have walked the flight line, those who have locked and loaded a thirty-round magazine and lifted the bodies of the dead. It's crucial that we hear these voices.
-- Brian Turner (Here, Bullet)
A resonant collection of 19 new voices, POWDER thoughtfully renders a 360-degree view of war and the soldier's society, and what it means to be female inside them. Here is American military history as it hasn't been glimpsed before--through the eyes of creative women who serve."
-- Sarah Corbett, contributing writer, New York Times Magazine
Women tell different war stories than men. They tend to be less in thrall to the masculine posturing that so many military men feel compelled to perpetuate...as a result, there is little swagger in this collection, but a lot of soul searching.
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