You are cordially invited to a virtual Reading & Conversation featuring Dr. Frederick Foote, author of Medic Against Bomb, and Jeanne-Marie Osterman, author of Shellback, on Friday, January 29th at 2pm PST / 5pm EST. Join here.
About the featured readers:
Frederick O. Foote, MD, CAPT, MC, USN (Ret.) is the author of Medic Against Bomb: A Doctor’s Poetry of War, winner of the Grayson Books Poetry Prize. A retired Navy doctor and neurologist, Dr. Foote leads the Warrior Poetry Project, which engages veterans with brain injury and PTSD in arts activities and sports activities to promote healing, and is poetry editor of O-Dark-Thirty, the literary journal of the Veterans Writing Project. He is also founder of the Green Road, a $3 million, ½ mile long healing garden for Wounded Warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the nation’s largest hospital-based healing garden.
Jeanne-Marie Osterman is the author of SHELLBACK, a “searing portrait of the poet’s father as a Depression-era boy and a Navy World War II veteran,” forthcoming from Paloma Press. She is also the author of There’s a Hum from Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in Borderlands, Cathexis Northwest, 45th Parallel Magazine, The Madison Review, and elsewhere. A finalist for the 2018 Joy Harjo Poetry Award and 2017 Levis Prize in Poetry, she is poetry editor for Cagibi, a journal of prose and poetry.