Poem of the Week
should wake the city shouting EXTRA! EXTRA!
Sherman Pearl is the co-founder of Los Angeles Poetry Festival, co-editor of CQ (California Quarterly), author of three published collections of poetry, and winner of several major awards including National Writers Union's 2002 poetry competition. He is also featured in the film, Voices in Wartime.
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Excerpt from an Interview with Chris Hedges
How does fear enter into the equation when you're in combat?
It's a constant battle against fear. There are always times when fear wins. Courage is not a state. Courage is an act. And I think one of the reasons that those who carry out what we would define as courageous acts are often very reticent to speak about it afterwards is because they're not completely sure they could do it again.
Read the complete interview The Experience of Combat
Chris Hedges is a New York Times war correspondent with fifteen years of experience in places such as El Salvador, Kosovo, and the Persian Gulf. He shared in a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of global terrorism. He is featured in the film Voices in Wartime.