Audiences have sighed, laughed and cried, sometimes in the same few minutes of the presentation “In Their Boots: Voices Inspired by Soldiers and Their Loved Ones.” Crafted from the poetry collection “In Their Boots: Poems Inspired by Soldiers and Their Loved Ones,” the program turns poetry into a deeply engaging, personal message from our soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan and their loved ones. LaFrancis is unique among all authors in Mississippi in converting hundreds of hours of interviews and conversations with soldiers and their loved ones into powerful, inspiring and enlightening poetry. Lillie Lovette, Literary Evaluator for the Mississippi Humanities Council called his work “…a captivating and profound collection that transcends war and opens a window to the war. The program includes a book signing and gifts to all in the audience.
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