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CNN Editorial by Tess Taylor
This winter, just after I'd written an op-ed for CNN about gun violence, I received a bunch of notes, mostly lovely ones, in my inbox. Some were unpleasant, and among them two really stood out to me -- one threatened my life, while another truly charming correspondent wrote: "Women like you should just shut up. We were great at enforcing the Second Amendment before you all had the right to vote." Read more...
Article about Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (Beacon Press), and anthology in which Tess was included.
Tess addresses gun violence in a CNN Editorial.
(CNN) - When I was 12, in the sixth grade in El Cerrito, California, one of my classmates brought a gun to school. She was a bright fellow student -- flamboyant, funny, sometimes moody -- occasionally in trouble, fun to play kickball with. I still remember her throaty laugh. I also remember the awful day while we stood on the play yard, as she pulled a gun out of her backpack and pointed it at a group of sixth-grade girls, threatening to shoot. Read more...
Michele Kennedy, Soprano and Emily Manzo, Pianist
Music by Aaron Siegel @apsiege
Poetry by Tess Taylor
Premiere at Scholes Studio, Brooklyn, NY June 2017