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The Vietnam Ecclesiastes

The Vietnam Ecclesiastes

D. C. Berry does it again with his third, long-awaited collection: with his signature wit and unmistakable style, he hits home on the absurdity of war. The Vietnam Ecclesiastes is a fusion of racy comedy and sharp criticism that only the legendary D. C. Berry could do.


  • "You know, interesting book, I guess. Some poems are understandable."
    —Skinny Mama

  • "I note Jimi Hendrix influence, would have preferred Little Richard as converted by Pat Boone."
    —Jamdanny Sham
  • "I never say what I mean either. Tit for Tat."
    —Crazy Mouth
  • "I wore sunglasses and closed my eyes at Tet. Berry may be right."
    —Weep Eye

D.C. Berry

D.C. Berry (David Chapman Berry) is a retired professor of English at the Center for Writers, the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He has been published in journals too numerous to list, and in several anthologies of Southern writing. He has received grants from the Southern Federation of States Arts Agencies and the Mississippi Arts Commission. His other books include Divorce Boxing (Eastern Washington University Press) Saigon Cemetery (University of Georgia Press).

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