The SNAFU Review – An Anthology of Prose, Poems, and Artwork
As a volunteer project for Boston-area veterans, working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Boston, StratComm published an anthology book titled “The SNAFU Review – An Anthology of Prose, Poems, and Artwork.”
The anthology displayed the creative output of the Boston VA’s innovative alternative therapy program for veterans. Called the Boston Creative Expressions of Recovery Open Studio (CREOS) program, it offers veterans a safe environment in which to express themselves through such outlets as writing and artwork. The program has proven highly successful in allowing veterans different ways to express themselves and tell their stories. One of the hallmarks of the program is that everyone, especially the veterans, has a stake in its direction. As we concepted how to best represent the veterans’ artwork and writing, the VA team and program participants consulted with our design and editing team to help create a stunning, richly colored book that best reflected their vision and message.
Contributors to the book included former U.S. Army combat photographer and frequent contributor to StratComm book projects Nick Mills, who performed the artwork photography, and Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., a distinguished Medal of Honor recipient, who wrote a piece especially for the book saluting the VA health care providers and the veterans they serve.
In addition to the printed book, we created an e-book (.epub and .mobi) version so that the book can be distributed online and downloaded to Kindles and other e-readers. StratComm was proud to present the books to the Boston VA community and to perform this important service for our veterans.