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Benjamin Fortier
Episode 11023rd August 2023 • Profiles in Havok • Christopher Paul Meyer
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Poet, musician and former USMC combat veteran Benjamin Fortier has finally published his latest book PHANTOMS, covering his deployment to Iraq in '06-'07.

About the book, Sebastian Junger said, "Fortier’s poetry – can I even call it that? - seems to do the impossible: transfer the experience of combat directly into our psyches. PHANTOMS is stunning. If you have never been in combat, you will understand something new and important. And if you have – well, you don’t need to hear it from me. Just take a deep breath and open up the book."

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