Student Maurice Decaul, who served in Nasiriyah, Iraq in 2003 as a sergeant in the U.S. Marines, reads his poem "Shush" for Newsweek Online as part of Warrior Dreams, a post featuring veterans who are part of Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project. A history major, Decaul has written pieces for The New York Times and other publications.
Watch the Newsweek video: http://www.newsweek.com/video/2010/11/09/warrior-dreams-maurice-decaul-reads-shush.html
Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project is a new performance piece featuring original poetry and music. It will debut at Harlem Stage in New York City in early 2011.