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A few updates

Well, three weeks ago I finished “A Wreath on Sam’s Grave,” my sonnet wreath that I’ve worked on for months. When I began, inspired by A Wreath for Emmett Till, I had no idea just how much work actually went into … Continue reading

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Wounded Warriors

Sam Thacker was my friend. At 22, she had already served a tour in Iraq and been discharged from the U.S. Army. A month before her 23rd birthday, Sam died in a car crash in North Philly. She was in a … Continue reading

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