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Jacqueline Murray Loring

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Jacqueline Murray "Loring writes stage plays, screen plays and poetry. She was the 2012 winner of the Doire Press Irish International Poetry Prize for her first poetry collection The History of Bearing Children which focuses on one familys attempt to survive the peace after Vietnam. The book's launch was in Galway, Ireland. Her second collect is scheduled to be published in 2016.

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.


She 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.

According to the book description of The History of Bearing Children, "Jacqueline Murray Loring has been married for over 45 years to Warren Gary Loring who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from Christmas 1967 to Christmas 1968. He was stationed in Saigon and worked out of the 3rd MASH hospital in Dong Tam south of Saigon during the Tet Offensive. Together they raised four children, two of them adopted, and a batch of foster kids. The History of Bearing Children focuses on a family trying to survive the peace after war and is dedicated to everyone affected by warring."

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