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Selective Bibliography of Poetry Written by Veterans

Compiled by W. D. Ehrhart




Winning Hearts and Minds: War Poems by Vietnam Veterans

Jan Barry, Basil Paquet & Larry Rottmann, eds.  1st Casualty Press, 1972.


Demilitarized Zones: Veterans After Vietnam

Jan Barry & W. D. Ehrhart, eds.  East River Anthology, 1976.


Carrying the Darkness: The Poetry of the Vietnam War. 

W. D. Ehrhart, ed.  Texas Tech University Press, 1989.


Unaccustomed Mercy: Soldier-Poets of the Vietnam War.

W. D. Ehrhart, ed.  Texas Tech University Press, 1989.


Visions of War, Dreams of Peace: Writings of Women in the Vietnam War.

Lynda Van Devanter & Joan Furey, eds.  Warner Books, 1991.


From Both Sides Now: The Poetry of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath.

Philip Mahony, ed.  Scribner, 1998.


Mountain River: Vietnamese Poetry from the Wars. 

Kevin Bowen, Nguyen Ba Chung & Bruce Weigl, eds.  University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.



Single-Author Volumes


The Moon Reflected Fire. 

Doug Anderson.  Alice James Books, 1994.


After Our War.

John Balaban.  University of Pittsburgh Press, 1974.


Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New & Selected Poems.

John Balaban.  Copper Canyon, 1997.


Earth Songs: New & Selected Poems. 

Jan Barry.  iUniverse, Inc., 2003.


Returning  Fire. 

D. F. Brown. San Francisco State University, 1984.


Ghost of a Person Passing in Front of the Flag

D. F. Brown. Bloomsday, 2018.



Michael Casey.  Yale University Press, 1972.


Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

Horace Coleman. BkMk Press, 1977.


Lost in America.

David V. Connolly.  Viet Nam Generation/Burning Cities, 1994.


Beautiful Wreckage: New & Selected Poems.

W. D. Ehrhart.  Adastra Press, 1999.


The Long War Dead. 

Bryan Alex Floyd.  The Permanent Press, 1983.


Dien Cai Dau. 

Yusef Komunyakaa.  Wesleyan University Press, 1988.


War Story. 

Gerald McCarthy.  The Crossing Press, 1977.


Caliban in Blue. 

Walter McDonald.  Texas Tech University Press, 1976.


Lessons Learned. 

Dale Ritterbusch.  Viet Nam Generation/Burning Cities, 1995.


Far from the Temple of Heaven.

Dale Ritterbusch.  Black Moss Press, 2006.


Song of Napalm. 

Bruce Weigl.  Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991.