Join Us at The Soldiers’ Journey

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The program for the West Coast performance of The Soldier’s Journey is shaping up! Here’s a preview of what you can expect to see when you join us June 3 at 3:00 PM n The General’s Residence at Fort Mason: Music ranging from George M. Cohan to Les Misérables. Commentary and poetry readings by Kevin […]

The Soldiers Journey 2018

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Heroes’ Voices is pleased to announce two performances of The Soldier’s Journey, a celebration of music and poetry exploring a variety of perspectives on war, peace and the soldier’s experience. These performances are the culminating events of the Heroes’ Voices National Veterans Poetry Contest, a cooperative venture between Heroes’ Voices and George Mason University. While […]

Second Annual National Veterans Poetry Contest

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Heroes’ Voices is very proud to announce the second annual National Veterans Poetry Contest. The theme of the contest is once again, “The Soldier’s Journey”. Last year we received over 200 submissions from veteran poets around the country. Our goal is to double that number of submissions. We are offering cash prizes for the top […]

#MusicHeals

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At one of our music workshops, a young wounded vet named Joel said to me, “I used to play guitar. I played in a band. Because of my injury I can’t remember things, so I can’t play anymore.” I paused for a moment, then said, “Have you tried?” and I handed him my guitar. He […]

Country Joe and the Vets

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Every Monday Heroes’ Voices does music and poetry with veteran inmates at the San Francisco County Jail. Our contact at the jail is Ron Perez, a leader in veterans’ services in the San Francisco Bay area. A couple of weeks ago he called me with an exciting bit of news. Ron invited Country Joe McDonald […]

Healing Veterans in Silicon Valley

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Heroes’ Voices began serving veterans almost four years ago. Our first series of music and poetry workshops were at the Veterans Administration in Menlo Park. We made the initial connection to Menlo Park through the staff from Senator Barbara Boxer’s office. The VA facility in Menlo Park has been around for decades and it was […]