Veteran Voices — literary reading at Iowa City’s “The Mill”

I read at the Mill alongside four other veterans.

I read the essays “Narrative and Memory at War” and “Something Worth Fighting For.” It was a great event all around. I had planned to record myself, but forgot.

The Daily Iowan published a review of the reading:

“My cynicism also shows in this one. So … sorry, believers,” he said before he began reading his second piece.

But even Skaskiw, a graduate of the Writers’ Workshop in 2007, agreed that Monday’s event was effective.

“Wars are important events regardless of what you think about them,” he said.