Source: (2) National Poetry Month: Bruce Colbert and Graham Timbes
April is National Poetry Month and in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Bruce Colbert and Graham Timbes, 2 talented poets and veterans of that horrendous war in which over 50,000 American men and women lost their lives, will read their poetry on Sunday, April 17 at 3 PM in the Book Cellar at Page & Palette.
Source: In Vietnam, poetry kept Alabama actor Graham Timbes sane. 40 years later, he’s sharing it. | AL.com
Timbes left Vietnam with his poems in “a cardboard briefcase that I had bought at the gook shop at Camp Eagle,” as he puts it. There they stayed for 40-odd years. Timbes says that over that course of time
The 97th mission could have broken Air Force Maj. Gen. John Borling.Flying over North Vietnam, groundfire brought down his F-4 Phantom jet.
Source: Veteran John Borling: Former Vietnam POW turns experiences into poetry – Special – Rockford Register Star – Rockford, IL
Roger Kaplan remarks on a few stories about Vietnam that were meant to be forgotten