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About me

Carl Hitchens is a poet, storyteller, essayist, and blogger. His publishing credits include the books: "Thinning of the Veils” (single-author poetry collection – Carl Hitchens–Drumtalk June 2018, "Shades of Light" (single-author poetry collection) – iUniverse 2013 and "Sitting with Warrior" (historical-memoir/myth) – iUniverse 2010-13, as well as the contributed poem, "Breath of Fire" (anthology, Meditation on Divine Names, Editor Maja Trochimczyk – Moonrise Press 2012.

Through his writing, the author strives to act as a voice of cultural, social, and political examination, critique and criticism. In this regard, he shares his writing of experiences in war with veterans and non-veterans alike to promote understanding and insight on the antecedents of war, the challenges of post-war readjustment, and the polarity of war and peace obfuscating coexistence.

The author is of Nanticoke heritage mixed with other drums and songs, and a long-time practitioner of Yoga. He finds ‘walking in beauty’ on Mother Earth nurturing to his spirit. During the Vietnam War, he served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division.

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Recent Publications


Thinning of the Veils

a work of spiritual, socially-relevant poetry and memoir. Carl Hitchens – Drumtalk, June 2018

Shades of Light

Spiritual and socially relevant poetry

iUniverse, 2013

Breath of Fire

Meditations on Divine Names –

A Multi-Faith Anthology of Contemporary Poetry

Maja Trochimczyk, Editor

Moonrise Press, 2012

Historical Memoir-Myth:

Sitting with Warrior –

An elucidation of the Warrior Spirit and the inner-warrior

iUniverse, Dec. 2010