Poetry Contest Judges and Advisors

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Heroes’ Voices has been very fortunate to gather an extraordinary group of Judges and Advisors for our first National Veterans Poetry Contest. We are currently receiving poetry submissions from veterans all over the country. The Heroes’ Voices National Poetry Contest offers prizes of $1,000, $750, $500, and $250. All veterans of the US Armed Forces who live […]

Full Moon over Kandahar

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In Heroes’ Voices music and poetry workshops there are sometimes sometimes generations of poets sharing their reflections on living through and surviving combat. Recently there were two veterans, (both relatively new to writing and reading their poetry in public) who had become very close during their treatment in the residential poly-trauma program of the Palo […]

Heroes’ Voices National Poetry Contest

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Are you a US veteran who writes poetry? Do you know a US veteran who writes poetry? All US Military Veterans are invited to submit original poetry to the 2017 Heroes’ Voices National Veterans Poetry Contest, produced in cooperation with George Mason University in Manassas, Virginia. When veterans share their poetry, it provides an extraordinary and intimate […]

Milligrams

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Veteran patients in the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at the San Francisco VA come and go. They may be there for a few days or for months. During the weekly Heroes’ Voices singing sessions, I encounter veterans with a range of challenges that require them to be hospitalized. Some weeks ago, I encountered a young […]

Holiday Greetings from Heroes’ Voices

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2016 has been another year of growth for Heroes’ Voices. We expanded our programs, reached more veterans than ever before, and begun to raise our own voice on behalf of the veterans we serve. Some highlights of our year: More than 2,000 veterans participated in our workshops in 2016, and we impacted the lives of many more. […]