Chapin City Blues

Writing is writing whether done for duty, profit, or fun.

It’s become part of Americana, school shootings. They also seem ubiquitous, every day occurrences that become a punchline during the pandemic age. How many times see that last year? That old Tiktok of “Say what you will about Trump, but school shootings have gone down this year.”

On the morning of April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho committed one of the deadliest mass shootings in the country’s history at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. By the end of it, Cho killed thirty-two students and injured 16 others. He would take his own life.

In his poem, Jared Singer writes about one of the Virginia Tech victims. A friend named Henh Lee. For the sixteenth poem – on the fourteenth anniversary of the shooting – I have chosen Jared Singer’s poem, “April 16, 2007.”

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