Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gun Violence Awareness Month

In the aftermath of last week's shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, I heard about New York's Gun Violence Awareness Month:

In 2013 New York State made history by becoming the first state in the nation to designate an entire month to the issue of gun violence.

Gun Violence Awareness Month was created in an effort to raise awareness surrounding the issue of needless and senseless gun violence in New York’s communities. The focus of this effort is to lead a bipartisan charge to concentrate annual heightened attention to gun violence and gun safety each June.

My goal with The Lineup and The Five-Two is to bear witness to crime using poetry to capture its impact, hard to express even as it demands expression. As always, if you're moved to write, I'm here to read.

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