This collection is the experience-the knowledge of those who have trained for, and more often than not engaged in war to bring it back to us so that we may indulge ourselves vicariously in war's brutal consequence. We should not diminish their valued contributions by referring to them simply as, warrior poets. Sure, they are that rare and ambiguous blend of strength and intellect, emotional connection and steadfast resolve, deserving of the title, but this is more specifically a collection of Poet-Warriors: individuals with the unique ability to deliver first hand the experience of war using the art of poetry. They are a great benefit to our society, our history, and the understanding of ourselves. 100% of proceeds from this anthology will benefit veteran charity.