Return to Vietnam (1967-2016)

Return to Vietnam (1967-2016)


Join Poet and Journalist Rodger Martin as he takes us on a journey through his poetry and photography about his return fifty years later to the places in Vietnam where he first ventured into as a U.S. combat engineer and finds the land he experienced torn apart in 1967 by war not only healed, but thriving.

The Ware Center
42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Doors Open at 6:30 PM
Presentation begins at 7:00 PM
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[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“No matter what you did in war, both sides did it, so come home, forgive yourself. The other side has.”
The Nemo Poems, A Martian Perspective US Army Combat Engineer 1966-1968[/pullquote]

Screen Shot 2016-06-25 at 10.49.55 AMABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rodger Martin’s latest volume of poetry, The Battlefield Guide, (Hobblebush Books: 2010, 2013) follows the selection of The Blue Moon Series, by Small Press Review which was one of its bi-monthly picks of the year. He is a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts in Education roster artist and also a touring artist for the New England States Touring Foundation administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Most recently, he received an Appalachia award for poetry: a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts award for fiction, fellowships from The National Endowment for the Humanities to study T.S. Eliot and Thomas Hardy at Oxford University and John Milton at Duquesne University.

In 2012, he represented the United States as one of twelve poets participating in the City of Hangzhou’s literary festival on West Lake, China. In 2015 he was a visiting poet at Nanjing University and Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.

In addition to his writing, he teaches journalism at Keene State College, advises The Equinox, the college’s award-winning student news organization and has done artist-in-residency programs throughout New England.