Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire (2020)

Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire Randy Brown Welcome to FOB Haiku War Poems from Inside the Wire Here s a taste of FOB Haiku Three Cups of Chai ku I had hoped I guess for something like Starbucks not yellow water We build our nationsone tea party at a time They serve we protect No one here
  • Title: Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire
  • Author: Randy Brown
  • ISBN: 9780996931724
  • Page: 316
  • Format: ebook
Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire Randy Brown Here s a taste of FOB Haiku Three Cups of Chai ku1.I had hoped, I guess,for something like Starbucks,not yellow water.2.We build our nationsone tea party at a time.They serve, we protect.3.No one here can leadthis endless talk of action Que shura, shura.
Welcome to FOB Haiku: War Poems from Inside the Wire Randy Brown

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  1. Rachel Brune

    The plan was to just read a few poems here and there to prep for an interview with the author, but I ended up tearing straight through and finishing in a day Some terrific thoughts and images some heartbreaking and dredging up fresh decade old memories.For a thoughtful look at the vivid moments of soldiering and homecoming, I definitely recommend this volume.

  2. Lance Brender

    Poetry expresses that which cannot be said any other way In his first book of poetry, Randy Brown, known to his blog followers as Charlie Sherpa, beautifully and simply relates his experience of war As the name of the book implies, much of his work takes the form of haikus, though the author also delves into longer poetry that, both in its free meter and rhyme, often reminds me of Randall Jarrell s The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner The brevity of the haiku, perhaps the form s greatest strength [...]

  3. Richard White

    Randy Brown s book of wartime poetry is different than some other war poetry you might be familiar with like McCrae s In Flanders Fields and Sassoon s Dreamers Where those seem to encapsulate war for the maximum understanding of humankind, Brown s poems are likely specifically for the soldiers he served with There is liberal use of military jargon that reminds me of fan targeted Easter eggs in comic book films The average person will understand the poem, but the soldier will appreciate it on ano [...]

  4. D.A. Gray

    A strong collection that runs the full range of emotions and experience Humor to grief, from basic training to war to the aftermath Some poems in this collection shine because of the bluntness in which they capture experience and many of the lessons will be relevant long after our operations in Afghanistan have faded from public consciousness Brown touches upon the tradition of war literature with references to Wilfred Owen, and to the stories of Afghanistan with references to Khaled Hosseini, t [...]

  5. Barry Alexander

    A short, enjoyable read The poetry is undemanding and unpretentious which makes it accessible to a wide audience Beneath the simplicity lies depth, beauty and a deep intellect at work Brown s unique standpoint as writer soldier poet makes for compelling reading Within minutes of looking at the preview, I knew that this was a must buy Despite having served in different Armies on opposite sides of the Atlantic, there are strong parallels between Randy s experiences and my own as a part time Cold W [...]

  6. David Ervin

    What I picked up thinking was going to be a humorous little adventure as only Charlie Sherpa can create I put down with a chill down my spine This is a thematically expansive collection containing humor, heartbreak, happiness, and nostalgia It is a fitting mix given the subject, as many veterans this once included can say the same as they reflect on their service There are some gems in this work, and overall it is a genuine treasure in the canon of military literature and poetry.

  7. Jonathan Tennis

    An enjoyable collection of poetry haiku and other forms from a veteran about his experiences at war sometimes boring, sometimes terrifying, and sometimes something in between but altogether indescribable, Brown makes as much sense of war that can be made in a poetic way Great read Highly recommend it.

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