Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Poet Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno's new collection of poems, Slamming Open the
Door, documents the aftermath of the murder of her daughter Leidy Bonanno.
Leidy was found dead in her apartment in 2003, strangled with a telephone
cord by an ex-boyfriend. She had recently graduated from nursing school.
Two of the book's poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and poet
Sharon Olds calls the work "a gift of power, truth, rage, and beauty."
Death Barged In
In his Russian greatcoat,
slamming open the door
He changes everything,
Tonight he sits down to dinner
Even as I sit here,