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Podcast: Vietnam veteran Jim Murphy, of Rockland, discusses war poetry


For this Friday’s At Ease! podcast, I interviewed Jim Murphy, an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam. We sat down together in his South Nyack home yesterday, where he talked about his involvement in the Post Traumatic Press Writing Workshop for War Veterans and read one of the poems he wrote during last year’s workshop.jmurphy.jpg

The next workshop, starting in a few weeks in White Plains, has 10 veterans signed up, including some who served in Iraq, Murphy said. Another workshop will be organized this fall, either in White Plains or Nyack, he added.

You can hear more about the program, and Murphy’s thoughts about the healing process of writing war poetry, by tuning into the podcast. (Click on the audio link below, or download it from iTunes by clicking on the iTunes icon on this page.)


This entry was posted on Friday, April 25th, 2008 at 5:35 am by Nicole Neroulias. | | iTunes
Category: iraq war, podcast, post traumatic stress, ptsd, Vietnam veterans, vietnam war, war poetry


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KatieRich Liebson is a "military brat" who grew up on bases in the U.S. and Germany during his father's 23-year career as an Air Force enlisted man. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1976 and until his discharge in 1980 was assigned to the 78th Engineer Battalion in Ettlingen, Germany, as a public information specialist and translator. He's been a reporter at The Journal News and its forerunner, the Reporter Dispatch, for more than 20 years. During that time he's covered a variety of beats and has written frequently about veterans and veterans issues.
HemaHema Easley was born and raised in India, where she worked as a reporter for The Associated Press and United Press International. While in India she wrote about the insurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir and covered the 1999 India-Pakistan conflict in the mountains of Kashmir. She joined The Journal News in 2002. She has covered municipal government in Westchester and now covers on social services in Rockland as well as military issues.

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