Ryan Stovall joined The Protectors® to talk about his poetry collection Black Snowflakes Smothering A Torch: How to Talk to Your Veteran, working in a combat hospital, Balad burn pits, his writing career, and a ton more.
About Ryan: Ryan Stovall is a former adventurer, world traveler, and Green Beret twice decorated for valor and awarded two Purple Hearts, whose poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction can be found in numerous journals and anthologies.
About BLACK SNOWFLAKES: A primer serving to facilitate dialogue between those who have experienced the crushing arms of war and those who have not, at its foundation Black Snowflakes Smothering a Torch presupposes that many issues veterans face when reintegrating come not from the veteran’s traumas but from the hypocrisies inherent to American civilian culture itself. As such Black Snowflakes represents an invaluable starting point, one that will serve as both a reference for civilians seeking to understand and as a voice for veterans hoping to explain.Support the show
Make sure to check out Jason on IG @drjasonpiccolo