“War Field” by Joshua Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Young is the author of six collections, most recently, Psalms for the Wreckage (Plays Inverse, 2017) and the chapbook, Weekends of Sound: 764-Hero Mixtape (Madhouse Press, 2020). His novella, Little Galaxies, is forthcoming from Los Galesburg Press in 2020. Joshua lives just outside Seattle and you can find him online at joshuabrianyoung.com.

 

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