A Return to Vietnam 1967-2015 with Rodger Martin
In 1967, Rodger Martin spent one of the most compelling years of his life as a combat engineer in Vietnam. Fifty years later, he had the opportunity to return and did. In slides, poetry, and conversation, Martin tells the story of then and now. What has recovered and what hasn't. Rodger Martin was managing editor of The Worcester Review for almost three decades. For six years he directed New Hampshire’s Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Out Loud Project. Currently he serves as an editor for Hobblebush Books’ Granite State Poetry Series. In addition to his writing, he teaches journalism at Keene State College, co-advises The Equinox, the college’s award-winning student news organization, and has done artist-in-residency programs throughout New England. He received an Appalachia poetry award, a N.H. Council on the Arts Fiction Fellowship, two Bruce Kellner/Monadnock Fellowships to pursue his writing, and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2012 he was chosen as poet to represent the U.S. at Hangzhou, China’s annual international cultural festival and returned in 2015 to read and lecture on poetry at Nanjing University and Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. Free and open to all.