By Larry D. Thacker. A poem for when a celebrity’s death hits like a death in the family.
By Gabrielle Daniels. An elegy for Khadija Saye, a photographer who died in London’s Grenfell Tower fire.
By Howie Good. When death is both private & public: on the untimely death of musician Chris Cornell.
By Abigail Carl-Klassen. Known to his friends as a joyful man, he died while in police custody, reportedly of suicide.
By Alexandra Umlas. An honest reflection on the life of Norma McCorvey — “Jane Roe” during the historic abortion case.
By Elle Aviv Newton. The murder of Reginna Jefferies is part of a legacy of violence.
An obituary for beat poet & visionary David Meltzer.
His name was Schultz, a simple man He fought for Iwo Jima, got wounded Sent home and forgotten He sorted mail, day in day out A single man, a simple man He didn’t want remembering How awful for him, the war 6,800 men who died for Iwo Jima He raised the flag, with star and…
By Moira Roth. It was the first time that anyone on Earth, including herself, had ever heard the sounds of all the comets in the universe, past present and future.
By Luna G. Reiley. Kalief Browder killed himself after a brutal stint in jail. His mother died soon after.