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Front and Back Covers for my Memoir: PROVE MY SOUL, Another Side to the Vietnam War - Published by Hellgate Press.
In Prove My Soul, Marine Lieutenant Brian M. Biggs takes us to the front lines, not of a shooting war, but of the battle for the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people. The story that Biggs pieces together straddles decades, and it is full of wry humor and unintended consequences. It is the story of Biggs’ persistent effort to breach the barriers of language and cultural differences, and to understand what really happened inside the fog of war. Biggs is an honest narrator with a big heart, his prose marches smartly along, and Prove My Soul gives us a remarkable look at a seldom seen side of the Vietnam War.
Stevan Allred, author of The Alehouse at the End of the World
“PROVE MY SOUL is a vivid new look at an American veteran's relationship with Vietnam and the war he was swept up in more than 50 years ago. This is not a tale about mighty global forces clashing in a jungle. Rather it is the story about one man determined to make sense of it all—a half-baked war, unlikely friendships, and a lifelong enchantment with Vietnam and all its complexities. Come for the soul-searching and stay for the food. You can't read this book without wanting to finish it off with a big bowl of noodles!”
—Wendy Willis is a poet and essayist living in Portland, Oregon. Her second book of poems, A Long Late Pledge, won the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize. Her first book of poems, Blood Sisters of the Republic, was published by Press 53 in 2012. Her latest book is These Are Strange Times My Dear: Field Notes from the Republic.
Writers Night At The Springwater Grange April 20, 2019. And it was wonderful!
Brian M. Biggs, Tanisha Porath, Stevan Allred, and Joanna Rose
All readers were FANTASTIC! Stories were SPOT ON!
The theme was "Unintended Consequences."
At the Forest Avenue Press Booth - the AWP Conference. Photo by Laura Stanfill:
Please enjoy the various words, images, and voices.