Every year tens of thousands of Americans—including more than 400 people in Wisconsin alone—are killed by guns. Those losses warp and sometimes shatter even more lives. A new anthology from Beacon Press, Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence, gives voice to the lived reality behind the devastating statistics. This reading marks the release of an important new anthology of poets and citizens responding to gun violence in America. The reading features Khary Penebaker whose mother died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, along with local poets Cynthia Marie Hoffman, Laurel Bastian, Dana Maya, and Angie Trudell Vasquez.
Books will be available for purchase at the reading, with thanks to A Room of One's Own, Madison's independent bookstore since 1975.