John Shannon


John Shannon is a writer and retired US Army officer with over twenty-six years in the military. He served two tours in Afghanistan—the first in 2005 with 3rd Group Special Forces and again in 2008 with the New York Army National Guard. He is a graduate of Cornell University and he now lives and writes in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA). 

    His published work includes: “The Jump” in The BookPress, May 1998, Ithaca, NY; “Red Flowers” in The War Writer's Campaign, February 2014 and again in their print anthology ‘The VOW Anthology: Voices of War 2014,’ March 2015; “The Dirge” in Digital Americana Magazine, Winter 2014; “Convoy Operations” Scintilla Press, July 2014; “Brought Low” in the horror anthology, ‘High Strange Horror: Weird Tales of Paranoia and the Damned’ by Muzzleland Press, April 2015; and “The Road of My Desire or How The Way Forward Never Is” Wild Age Press, December 2015. 

On the show today: KSFR Launches it's Spring Fund Drive....Please call 505.428.1393 or pledge online at KSFR.org now.....also on the show: Tom Trowbridge tells us the story of House Bill 160, a measure that passed both the New Mexico House of Representatives and the New Mexico State Senate without a single vote against, only to be vetoed by Governor Susana Martinez.

KSFR's Art Beat Reporter John Shannon spoke with Native American Abstract Artist Poteet Victory about his Artistic Journey from Rodeo Bull Riding, posing as Alexander the great, T-shirt Making, hanging out with Andy Warhol and finally international recognition and success launched from right here in Santa Fe.

On Today’s Wake Up Call Tom Trowbridge reports on the issue of ranked-choice voting: proponents say it’s ready for use in the March city elections…..the city, however, says “not so fast….” We’ll hear from Maria Perez at Fair Vote New Mexico on the merits of the system.