The Book of Willie

Charles Kesler

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Publication Date

December 6, 2011

ISBN

ISBN: 0982895798

Format

Paperback

# of Pages

54

DESCRIPTION

Poetry. “Willie” is Kesler’s undisguised alter ego—a Vietnam combat vet whose deck is stacked with rabid trick-or-treaters, nuclear terrorists, and grumpy VA hospital volunteers. Funny, touching, and uncannily relevant in light of current events, these poems remind us that the soldiers we send to fight our wars may go on fighting them for the rest of their lives.

About the Book

Poetry. “Willie” is Kesler’s undisguised alter ego—a Vietnam combat vet whose deck is stacked with rabid trick-or-treaters, nuclear terrorists, and grumpy VA hospital volunteers. Funny, touching, and uncannily relevant in light of current events, these poems remind us that the soldiers we send to fight our wars may go on fighting them for the rest of their lives.

About the Author

Charles Kesler is a Vietnam combat veteran who served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam from September 1969 to September 1970. He has been a soldier, a surveyor, a salesman, and a minister. His poems have appeared in many publications.

Reviews

“These Willie poems are deceptively simple, often pointing as much to what is unsaid as to all that is. At times, the humor of these poems seems to be driven by a quiet current of real pain, real yearning, but this is always offset by the playful mischief in the voice, which invites us to enjoy Willie’s gentle lunacy and to see in him some of our own goofy quirkiness. An escape into Willie is a worthwhile excursion.” – Tim Seibles