Jimmy Pappas served during the Vietnam War training South Vietnamese soldiers. A retired teacher, he was a finalist in the 2017 Rattle Poetry Contest, where he won the 2018 Readers Choice Award. His book Scream Wounds contains poems based on veterans' stories. He won the 2019 Rattle chapbook contest for Falling off the Empire State Building. His interview with Tim Green is on Rattlecast #34.
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