Books by David Rose
The first official poetry installment in David Rose’s unique blend of tenderness and morbidity, From Sand and Time engages a cataclysmic self-reflection coming with the complexities, times, and demands of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An evocative collection of rhyme and free verse, From Sand and Time weaves through ambition and belief, doubt and loneliness, deployment, combat, and what waits thereafter.
Joining the Marines in 2002, David Rose signed up to go fight … and to go die. On this grim path, rather than finding a violent death, he would find family, purpose, and a brotherhood amid the misfit tribal world of the war fighter.
No Joy sees David recounting madcap tales of Muay Thai bouts in seedy garages, a bizarre stint as a street cop, being on the other side of the badge, becoming a veteran of the psych ward, and more. It’s an irreverently told story that doesn’t just tell one man’s tale, but speaks to the necessary question: What really draws modern young men to war?