Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Place of Poetry

For the past few days, I've tweeted a call for holiday-themed crime poems to fill The Five-Two's four December 2017 slots. While such poems would be fine, The Five-Two also has an obligation to reflect the crimes of our times, including the October 1 Las Vegas shooting and yesterday's New York City bike path truck attack.

Resisting summary, narrative, and rationalization, poetry is uniquely suited to address tragedy.

Carry on.

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