Entries by David Chrisinger

Baggage

Can artwork depicting the Syrian refugee crisis build empathy for an American audience? One writer hopes so.

When I Think About My Son

David Chrisinger found the words to express a devastating personal loss after teaching a military veteran how to write about her own feelings of sadness and uncertainty.

Hold My Housing Until I’m Ok

David Chrisinger learned to treat a writer’s words with the proper care before publication after a student veteran was pushed to the brink of suicide.

The Redemptive Power Of Lying

David Chrisinger teaches a writing course for veterans at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His students tell him their stories—some are true, some are lies, and some are worse.