Posts Tagged: Lisa Wells

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Shatter My Heart

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On July 20th, 2003, a tour van rolled on I-5 south of Portland, OR, killing three of my friends. They were members of power-pop band The Exploding Hearts, and I’m told their story is one of the biggest “what ifs” in punk rock.

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Ring of Bone

Ring of Bone: Collected Poems by Lew Welch

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Lew Welch has been dead now for 40 years, just about as long as his total time on earth. He disappeared on May 23, 1971, walked out of poet and friend Gary Snyder’s house into the mountains of California, carrying a gun, and leaving behind a suicide note that read, “I had great visions but never could bring them together with reality.

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We’ll Call Them Contact Zones

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Based in research of museum design, and memorialization, Slot’s narrator moves inside public landmarks dedicated to various disasters—9/11, slavery, Hiroshima, the Holocaust— and explores ways memorialization acts on conscience and memory, interrogating the urge to abstract, label, and catalogue suffering.

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