Monday, July 29, 2019

Poem Published at Poets Reading the News

My gratitude to Poets Reading the News, which published this afternoon my poem "A Taste of Garlic" — my response to the sickening news of yet another shooting in America, this one at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. The shooting took the lives of at least three persons, aged 6 (Stephen Romero), 13 (Keyla Salazar), and specified only "in his 20s" (Trevor Irby), and wounded at least 12 others, some of whom remain in critical condition, according to the most recent news stories. Note: At the time I wrote the poem, it was reported that 11 persons had been wounded (subsequently, that number increased) and only Stephen Romero had been identified.

The poem also can be found on social media, including the publisher's FaceBook and Twitter sites.

Poets Reading the News on FaceBook

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