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Letters for Michelle: with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan and Brian Kovich

Visual Poetry by Reed Altemus
Poetry by Glen Armstrong
Poetry by Lana Bella
A Eulogic Poem by John M. Bennett
Elegic Poetry by John M. Bennett
Poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A Eulogy by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Joel Chace
A Spoken Word Poem and Visual Art by K.R. Copeland
A Eulogy by Alan Fyfe
Poetry by Win Harms
Poetry by Carolyn Hembree
Poetry by Cindy Hochman
A Eulogy by Steffen Horstmann
A Eulogic Poem by Dylan Krieger
An Elegic Poem by Dylan Krieger
Visual Art by Donna Kuhn
Poetry by Louise Landes Levi
Poetry by Jim Lineberger
Poetry by Dennis Mahagin
Poetry by Peter Marra
A Eulogy by Frankie Metro
A Song by Alexis Moon and Jonathan Penton
Poetry by Jay Passer
A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier
Visual Art by Marthe Reed
A Eulogy by Gabriel Ricard
Poetry by Alison Ross
A Short Movie by Bernd Sauermann
Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
A Eulogic Poem by Jay Sizemore
Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
Visual Art by Jamie Stoneman
Poetry by Ray Succre
Poetry by Yuriy Tarnawsky
A Song by Marc Vincenz

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Letters for Michelle
with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan, and Brian Kovich

We were together, and she fell.

Breathing the sky open it is free space

She is crimson-beautiful

Teach him. How to be. A better person.

i knew michelle about two years. not long in the grand scheme but long enough to realize i was was dealing with a person with a big heart. we began as writer/editor, i soon realized she wasn't one's average editor. she could take the knife to pieces but always find something good about the piece. michelle was someone you could literally say nothing bad about. we soon began a lively dialogue. i'm usually a pretty play-it-close-to-the-vest guy but her open heart changed that. i felt i could share things with her as she shared with me. i'm not sure i've had a more trusting/ trustworthy friend.

michelle had her problems as we all do. hers were worse than most. she would share these afflictions without ever expecting my pity. of course in my heart i felt she had been asked for more than her share of the burden.

may her constant suffering be over. i'll miss our friendship very much and see you on the other side.
this morning i sat up in a dark living room, watching the sun rise over the ozarks, it's lovely here, the sky changes from deep black to blue, stars glitter and you wonder if they're alive or dead, are their worlds spinning around them, is their someone there sitting in a house jus a'wondering on what all this means, if anything he or she did mattered, and in the end that comes for us all, what did it all mean? a man studies on these things as he grows older, i do, anyway. i try to stay in the light, thoughts like "i'm getting old, i'm broke, everything is harder and i am afraid." i'll study on this, the sun will burn off the morning mist. soon if i go outside i'll watch the mist pool over my bare feet. cool air will slide over my skin, i'll hear crows call to each other, and i'll feel like crying, but i won't. not yet anyway. to be alive is just to be. what you do with that is on you. give a thought and a prayer to michelle greenblatt and her loved ones, hold those you like and love close, be, do, live.

Source Material:

A eulogic poem by Alexandria Bryan
A eulogy by Charles J. Butler
"Free As Speech" by Larry Goodell
A eulogy by mark hartenbach
"For Michelle," music by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
"Where Do Colors Go in Winter?" by Brian Kovich
"When the Air Was Still" by Jeffrey Side

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