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We speak with veterans living well to determine where they came from and how they got to where they are now.

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We speak with veterans living well to determine where they came from and how they got to where they are now.

    Women of Poppies [2 of 3]

    Women of Poppies [2 of 3]

    In honor of Mother's Day, the focus of this episode is celebrating some of the military mothers who inspired Amy and the poems that make up her poetry collection, "Poppies."

    This interview is the second episode in a three part series, guest hosted by Amy Sexauer. Amy is the first woman to be added to the Dead Reckoning Collective roster and she came out swinging.

    In this interview series, she will discuss some of the elements surrounding Poppies inspired by the women she interviews. They are fellow Cultural Support Team (CST) veterans with whom she served in Afghanistan and they even inspired some of the poems from the collection.

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    Join other veteran parents in the upcoming July course offering, "Writing About Parenthood," a three hour introductory workshop that includes generative prompts, short readings, and optional opportunities to share work and receive encouraging feedback.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Women of Poppies [1 of 3]

    Women of Poppies [1 of 3]

    This interview is the first part of a three part series, guest hosted by Amy Sexauer, author of "Poppies." Amy is the first woman to be added to the Dead Reckoning Collective roster and she came out swinging. In this interview series, she will discuss some of the elements surrounding Poppies inspired by the women she interviews. They are fellow Cultural Support Team (CST) veterans with whom she served in Afghanistan and they even inspired some of the poems from the collection.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    DRC36: The First Marauder

    DRC36: The First Marauder

    Keith Dow sat down with Luke Ryan, the author of The First Marauder. At the Black Rifle Coffee Company storefront in San Antonio, the two talked about an array of topics regarding Luke's debut novel in fiction. Specifically, they talked about ideas that inspired this book, the motivation and organization required to finish the project, and what all entails when creating a post-apocalyptic world. We hope y'all enjoy!

    • 42 min
    DRC35: Why I Write [Reading & Discussion]

    DRC35: Why I Write [Reading & Discussion]

    This episode is a little different than our previous podcasts. Tyler reads a short essay that he wrote for his MFA program, titled "Why I Write." He and Keith talk about the MFA program and the inspiration and ideas that surround the writing. After the piece is read, they discuss the benefits of writing an essay laying out why you write. In doing so, you'll find the foundation as to what makes you a writer and why you decide to put yourself through this beautiful and miserable experience.

    You can find the essay at https://deadreckoningco.com/blogs/read/why-i-write 

    • 16 min
    DRC34: Writer's Workshop Wrap-Up

    DRC34: Writer's Workshop Wrap-Up

    In Episode 34, the inaugural writing workshop crew sat down without Tyler or Keith and discussed what they got out of the weekend. Marty Skovlund Jr shares his excitement about one-lines that stuck out. Jessica Danger emphasizes the importance of workshopping your pieces of writing. Mac Caltrider feels encouraged to continue writing loosely based fiction. Tom Schueman touches on the idea of entitled writers and veterans and reminds people that they must bring their best work to the table. Michael Plunkett reassures writers to put the work out there. All in all, it was great to have this crew together. We hope you enjoy listening to this fun conversation and feel inspired to share your story.

    • 31 min
    DRC33: Thomas Schueman & Michael Plunkett [PB Abbate]

    DRC33: Thomas Schueman & Michael Plunkett [PB Abbate]

    In Episode 33, Tyler got to speak with Thomas Schueman & Michael Plunkett. Schueman is the founder of PB Abbate, and Plunkett helps run the book club. Schueman goes into detail about how PB Abbate came about and what his intentions are with the organization. Plunkett is an example of Schueman's trust in veterans that want to continue to serve. Plunkett put himself out there and now helps give back to the community. PB Abbate's reach is endless and has only begun. It was a great time talking to these two. Enjoy!

    • 35 min

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