Jason Arment

VEISHEA, a Farewell to Riots: Racially Motivated and Otherwise

Jason Arment reflects on an annual, week-long festival at Iowa State University called VEISHEA and how riots caused it to be suspended indefinitely.   In the little town of Ames, Iowa, a place that would be a dried-up railroad town if not for the university, there was once an annual celebration turned riotous block-party—VEISHEA. Its proper ... Read the full article
Jason Arment

Jason Arment served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Machine Gunner in the USMC. He’s earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Chautauqua, Hippocampus, The Burrow Press Review, Dirty Chai, and War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities; anthologized in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors Volume 2 & 4; and is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, The Florida Review, and Phoebe. Jason lives in Denver.

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