Along with Vietnam veteran poets Preston Hood and Gary Rafferty, she compiled,
edited and published both Summer Home Review Volume I & II. The book features
the work of the participants at the Joiner Center for the Study of War and
Social Consequences at UMass Bostons summer writers conference. Summer Home
Review features poems, prose, short plays and translations and photographs of
the writers with Conference faculty including Bruce Weigl, Tim OBrien, Lamont
Steptoe, Grace Paley, W.D. Ehrhart, Lady Borton, Larry Heinemann and Fred
Marchant. In 1990 and 2002, Loring co-chaired the Cape and Islands Nam Vets
Out-reach Centers Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall committee.
Since her move to New Mexico in 2012, she has co-written two short movies for
the New Mexico 48 Hour Film Project. In 2014, she participated in The Telling
Project: Telling: Albuquerque, a national military performance piece that works
to deepen the understanding of the military and veterans experiences. She also
participated in 4 Voices on the 4th, a collage performance held at the New
Mexico Nuclear Science & History Museum, presented as part of Sacrifice &
Service: The American Military Family for the Museum of the American Military
Family in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
is presently completing a nonfiction manuscript titled Project Resiliency:
Conversations with In-Country Vietnam Veterans. She has been married for 45
years to a Vietnam veteran and lives in Albuquerque."
Jacqueline Murray Loring is the author of The History of Bearing Children.