Editors Dean Rader and Alexandra Teague are joined by acclaimed Bay Area poets and contributors Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Pastor Michael McBride, National Director of Urban Strategies/ Live Free Campaign and community leaders and advocates.
December 14, 2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Poet Brian Clements’s wife, a teacher there, survived that terrible day. Later, Clements had an idea for a poetry collection featuring poets and those most impacted by the crisis of gun violence in America. Dean Rader and Alexandra Teague were both working on a similar idea, and the three writers came together to edit this powerful collection.
Focused intensively on the crisis of gun violence in America, this volume brings together writing by some of our best-known poets. Each poem is followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, political figure, survivor, or concerned individual.