Vietnam Veteran David Plumb. Lt.j.g. served as a Gunnery Officer aboard USS Newport News, CA 148 during combat Operation Sea Dragon and the Tet Offensive.
“The Lost Pilot” was first published in New Verse News Magazine.
David Plumb grew up in North Adams, Massachusetts and attended Syracuse University. One evening he went to a party where someone was reading Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Coney Island of the Mind. The next day, he began to write. After his tour as a U.S. Naval Officer he worked and hitchhiked to San Francisco, went to printing school, published Journal 31 and directed the Intersection Poetry Series. He taught at U.C. Berkeley before moving to Florida. He volunteers for the Alzheimer Poetry Project and coordinates writing workshops.
His writing has appeared in The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, St. Martin’s Anthology, Mondo James Dean, Voicesinwartime.org and The International War Veterans Poetry Archives. He has worked as a medical technician, paramedic, laboratory technician, tour guide and cab driver. He is an adjunct professor and the author of 10 books. Will Rogers said, “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” David Plumb says, “It depends upon on the parrot.”
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