An episode from 4/19/21: While I was already out of high school for two years when Columbine happened, on April 20, 1999, it still feels bound up with everything I went through from 1993-1997. I spend the first part of this episode talking about high school, and how much my writing from this time is involved with violence and self-harm. I then read four poems about Columbine.
The two books I mention in the introduction are Dave Cullen’s Columbine, and Sue Klebold’s A Mother’s Reckoning.
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