Doug Anderson’s ‘Judgment”

Doug Anderson is an American poet and fiction writer who grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. Anderson served as a combat medic in Vietnam and has written several books that chronicle his experiences during the war. “Night Ambush” is taken from his second collection of poems, The Moon Reflected Fire, which was published in 1994. Anderson’s war poems have been called “uncompromising” and “wrenching” by fellow poets and rank as some of the most honest, intimate portraits of war’s complex imagery — often brutal and shocking, sometimes strangely tender and unexpected — to come out of that era of history.

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