My story about US veteran Don Blackburn was published today in Narratively magazine. Don is currently living in the beach town of Nha Trang, in southern Vietnam, but I got to meet Don in August at the Veterans for Peace convention. I’ve long been a fan of his poetry, which focuses on peace and reconciliation in Vietnam, and I was able to excerpt some of my favorite poems of his in the article.
Comic artist Rich Tommaso created some original artwork for the article, including the illustration above. Narratively is one of a number of online magazines that were launched in recent years to focus on long-form journalism. The magazine was named one of TIME’s “50 Best Websites of 2013.”