2014 Book Festival Author
Sean Davis

On September 12, 2001, a year and a half after finishing his military service, Sean Davis strolled into the Oregon National Guard’s recruiting office and re-enlisted. After dropping out of art school and working a dead-end government job, September 11 gave him a new sense of purpose and direction.

His memoir The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist traces his experiences in the following years as he discovers the oddities of a pop-up America in a hostile desert wasteland; loses his best friend in a violent ambush; returns, critically wounded, to confinement in a place that’s not his home; deals with the fallout of PTSD and the horror of what he experienced in that war zone; and finally rediscovers art and its power to heal.

The Wax Bullet War (Ooligan Press) will be available in spring 2014. Davis has an EIB, CIB, a Purple Heart, a BA from Portland State University, and an MFA from Pacific University. He is a regular contributor to the Good Man Project, writes the column "The American Drug" for Nailed Magazine, and teaches at Pacific University.

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