Odie Lindsey’s story collection, We Come to Our Senses (W.W. Norton), was included on the Best of 2016 lists of Military Times and Electric Literature. He has a novel forthcoming. Read more of his work on his website, oalindsey.com.
Mary Gauthier and the art of writing war.
She’s a queer Opry star and recovering heroin addict turned postwar Virgil. A surrogate of sorts for the new war narrative. “I have done this process on myself for twenty-odd years and ten records, so I know where we’re trying to get.” Mary’s cowriting with veterans isn’t about slogan or ritual.