Tribute to 9/11
On October 2, Fred hosted Beyond Baroque’s open reading night. Texas Poet Laureate Cleatus Rattan was the guest reader. In addition to hosting the evening’s event, Fred closed out the night with his own poem, “A City In Mourning”, which was a tribute to 9/11. He recounted a story about his cousin who, upon an instinct, did not go to work on that fateful day. Last month, Fred was in New York and the city was silent as he walked the streets. He came upon a little church and remembered the victims of 9/11 as he sat and wrote “A City In Mourning.” This poem was read in memory of the city, its silence, and a bird who broke the silence with song. The poem Fred read on this evening is available in audio form on this site under Readings.
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