Clermont veterans publish poems based on war experiences

Vietnam Veterans of America, Clermont County Chapter 649 members Cliff Riley and Ken Williamson both have had poems accepted for publication in the 2013 release of “Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice,” by editor and publisher Saad Ghosn.

The poems, written about Riley’s and Williamson’s Vietnam experience, will be illustrated through the skills of local artists.

This is the tenth annual book of poetry and art published in Cincinnati. The book will be launched and available at SOS Art 2013 May 31 through June 9 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Ghosn, a medical professional and educator, is the founder of SOS Art, a yearly art event of sociopolitical expressions for peace and justice, as well as the editor and publisher of the yearly “For a Better World, Poems and Drawings on Peach and Justice by Greater Cincinnati Artists.”

Riley and Williamson will read their poems at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Art Academy, 1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.