Magazine of Art, Prose and Poems Collected By Warrior Writers in Boston
Complacency Kills is a short run magazine created by Warrior Writers Boston for print distribution during events and readings. Digital images from the magazine are gathered to spread freely through social media, promoting the creators in the extended network developed by the emerging Veteran Artist Movement.
The goal is to connect creative veterans for creative collaborations, and also to grow a productive network that promotes artistic expression, and encourages artists, writers, videographers, podcasters and poets to post regular (weekly/monthly) content on certain themes in the interest of creating their own cohesive collections that can be printed or otherwise viewed and sold at events and readings around the world.
Prints of Complacency Kills, and associated posters may be made available for purchase (after some licensing discussions with the artists) through a digital store after this first release. All proceeds will go to Warrior Writers. This is a decentralized effort, and it may not always be hosted or published through WarriorWriters.blog. In order to connect, attend Warrior Writers events listed on WarriorWriters.org
Long Term Ambitions by the Owner of This Site:
1. Publications and Performances
Finance artworks (physical and digital broadsides, performances, workshops, audio, video) by veterans and their friends and family members.
2. Cultural Exchanges
Develop connections with emerging writers, journalists and intellectuals from Iraq and Afghanistan, and explore the potential of a cross broadcast between radio stations in Baghdad and Boston.
3. Change the Narrative
Gather a small cohort of U.S. military veterans to return to Iraq and visit the University of Baghdad for a research project on the history of The House of Wisdom.