In a crowded field of veteran poets, Dex stands out. Sure, there are not a lot of former Marine MPs writing poetry, but that’s not what sets her apart. And she doesn’t just stand apart because of her eloquent, poignant writing. I think what makes her exceptional is the diversity of subjects she tackles: motherhood, family history, the expectations of being a wife, the expectations of being a woman - and the way they intersect, conflict, or harmonize with her warrior self. She was a rock star at the VetRep poetry reading last month. Have a listen and you'll see why.
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