Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: A lot of people are going to talk about

David [Hernández] and his poetry--and it's important that they do. And they'll talk about his legacy with Street Sounds, his poetry band, and his contributions to the Latino Arts movement in this town. And all of that is important too.

But I want to say something else: I want to talk about David's heart, David's generosity, because that was his real gift. It wasn't just that he taught and touched thousands upon thousands of students, that he helped so many poets get started in his classes or by inviting us to read with him, or that he'd talk us up at crucial moments.

from WBEZ91.5: Chicago poet David Hernández has died, but we are his legacy


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