“October Mourning” offers touching poetry
By: Kira Covin A beautiful life is cut short in the story depicted in Leslèa Newman’s new book, “October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard.” The work is a collection of poems describing the beating and eventual death of Matthew Shepard on October 6, 1998 in Laramie, Wyo. due to his sexual orientation. The work follows several various phases of the horrendous moments and gives the reader a deeper, thoughtful meaning into who a person truly is, why they matter and the idea that no one should be left behind. The book is set up in five main parts — … Continue reading “October Mourning” offers touching poetry
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