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October Mourning [compact Disc]

A Song For Matthew Shepard

By Lesléa Newman

On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old University of Wyoming student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a bar by two young men, then savagely beaten, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, and left to die. Five days later, Lesléa Newman arrived on campus to give the keynote speech for the University of Wyoming’s Gay Awareness Week. October Mourning is Lesléa Newman’s deeply personal response to the events of that tragic day and its brutal aftermath. This work of poetic imagination explores the impact of the vicious crime through fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence to which Matthew was tied, the deer that kept watch beside him, and even Matthew himself. This stunning cycle of sixty-eight poems serves as an illumination for readers too young to remember and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy.

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Audio Books

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9781469206219


Format: Audio Books
Author: Newman, Lesléa
Summary: On the night of October 6, 1998, twenty-one-year-old college student Matthew Shepard was lured from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die. Gay Awareness Week was beginning at the University of Wyoming, and the keynote speaker was Leslea Newman, discussing her book Heather Has Two Mommies. Shaken, the author addressed the large audience that gathered and remained haunted by Matthew's murder. October Mourning, a novel in verse, is her deeply felt response to the events of that tragic day. Using her poetic imagination, the author creates fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence Matthew was tied to, the stars that watched over him, the deer that kept him company, and Matthew himself. More than a decade later, this stunning cycle of sixty-eight poems serves as an illumination for readers too young to remember, and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard's life.
Title: October mourning [compact disc] : a song for Matthew Shepard / Lesléa Newman.
Publisher Date: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2012.
Subject: Shepard, Matthew, d. 1998 -- Fiction. Shepard, Matthew, d. 1998 -- Fiction. Hate crimes -- Fiction Gays -- Fiction Murder -- Fiction Gays -- Fiction Hate crimes -- Fiction Laramie (Wyo.) -- Fiction. Laramie (Wyo.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781469206219
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Newman
Oclc: 808842494
Upc: 9781469206219
Bib Id: 421378

Format: Audio Books
Author: Newman, Lesléa
Summary: On the night of October 6, 1998, twenty-one-year-old college student Matthew Shepard was lured from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die. Gay Awareness Week was beginning at the University of Wyoming, and the keynote speaker was Leslea Newman, discussing her book Heather Has Two Mommies. Shaken, the author addressed the large audience that gathered and remained haunted by Matthew's murder. October Mourning, a novel in verse, is her deeply felt response to the events of that tragic day. Using her poetic imagination, the author creates fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence Matthew was tied to, the stars that watched over him, the deer that kept him company, and Matthew himself. More than a decade later, this stunning cycle of sixty-eight poems serves as an illumination for readers too young to remember, and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard's life.
Title: October mourning [compact disc] : a song for Matthew Shepard / Lesléa Newman.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2012.
Description: 2 sound discs (ca. 80 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: Candlewick on BrillianceAudio
Series: Candlewick on BrillianceAudio
Subjects: Shepard, Matthew, d. 1998 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Shepard, Matthew, d. 1998 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Hate crimes -- Fiction
Subjects: Gays -- Fiction
Subjects: Murder -- Fiction
Subjects: Gays -- Fiction
Subjects: Hate crimes -- Fiction
Subjects: Laramie (Wyo.) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Laramie (Wyo.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Podehl, Nick
Other Author: Parks, Tom, 1965-
Other Author: Daniels, Luke
Other Author: Rudd, Kate, 1980-
Other Author: Traister, Christina
Other Author: Beresford, Emily
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 1:20:00.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
Notes: Read by Emily Beresford, Luke Daniels, Tom Parks, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, and Christina Traister ; introduction read by the author.
ISBN: 9781469206219
Publisher Number: BN2091
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Medium: [compact disc] :
Call Number: F Newman