Today is the pub day for Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, volume 6. The anthology is published by Southeast Missouri State University Press in cooperation with the Missouri Humanities Council’s Veterans Projects. “The volume also sponsored a veterans’ writing competition, judged by Dr. Jenny Yang Cropp (author of the poetry collection String Theory, Assistant Professor at Southeast Missouri State University), Justin Dambach (photographer and videographer), Brandon Hobson (Pushcart Prize winner and author of Where the Dead Sit Talking), Dr. Joel P. Rhodes (Professor of History at Southeast Missouri State University), and Amanda Woods (Acting Director of the Office of Military and Veterans Services at Southeast Missouri State University)” (credit). I am happy to share that my poem “Dear Wadih Sa’adeh” was an honorable mention in the poetry category and is published in this fine anthology. My poem shares company with works by fantastic writers such as Randy Brown (aka Charlie Sherpa), Eric Chandler, Jason Poudrier, and many others.