Iacta alae est (The die is cast) (A poem)

This poem, about Santos Laboy, who was killed in an encounter with Massachusetts State Police in June 2015, was originally written for the Lament for the Dead website. Since the site is no longer online (it was taken down last October), I thought I would repost. Fortunately, it still counts as an epistle. You can read my original post about [...]

Writing for the Lament for the Dead project

About fifteen minutes ago, I submitted my poem for the Lament for the Dead project. For those of you unfamiliar with the project, the web site states: Lament for the Dead is an online community poetry project which will mark the death of every person killed by police this summer, and every police officer who [...]