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.
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.)