Table of contents for Poetic healing : a Vietnam veteran's journey from a communication perspective / Mark E. Huglen (critical commentary) ; Basil B. Clark (poems and plays) ; afterword by Bernard L. Brock.

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Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
1	The Enrollment and Recognition of Pain 3
Turn It Off, Please 9
A Series of Poems on Tinnitus 16
A Dialogue: "Tinnitus" Part I and Part II 26
Commentary: The Problem of Pain 35
2	Reflections of War in a Postwar Terrain 43
Poetic Recollections of War 51
Remembrances Associated with Genre of War 59
Starkle, Starkle, Little Twink 70
To Choose or Not To Choose, 
That Is the Consequence 108
Commentary: The Root Metaphor, and Reflections 
3	Engaging Postwar Zones of Combat 121
The Question of God and Patriotism 129
Obstacle Battlers Anonymous 145
Sanity, of Questioning 149
Internal and External Battles 154
Commentary: Metaphysics and Other Dynamics 177
4	Burning the Postwar Terrain 187
The Complicated Self 195
The Relationships 200
In and Near the Grave 204
Commentary: The Dreadful Shadowlands 210
5	Beyond the Postwar Mindset 217
Water 225
Seeds for Growth 231
Growing and Reaching 234
Commentary: Living in the Garden 274
6 Conclusion 281
Afterword: Transformation to a Symbolic Reality 289
Bernard L. Brock
Authors and Contributor 295
Works Cited 297

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Clark, Basil B. -- Criticism and interpretation.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Literature and the conflict.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Mental health.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Poetry.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Drama.