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Deborah Digges & Franklin Rosemont, R.I.P.
Deborah Digges, author of the Kingsley Tufts-award winning collection Rough Music, was found dead last Friday on the University of Massachusetts-Amherst campus. The Tufts professor, poet and memoirist apparently took her own life.
Read the Boston Globe‘s obituary.
The news from Tufts Daily.
The New York Times obit.
An appreciation in The New Yorker.
A thoughtful post at Best American Poetry.
In Chicago, Franklin Rosemont, the legendary surrealist poet and labor historian, died of an apparent stroke or aneurysm. Rosemont–founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group, de-facto editor of Charles H. Kerr publishing house, and author of Lamps Hurled at the Stunning Algebra of Ants, among other collections–was 66.
The Chicago Tribune ran this appreciation Wednesday.
An obit from CounterPunch.
The Socialist Worker weighs in.
An appreciation from Samizdat Blog.
From the Anarchist News.