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The Resource October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard, Lesléa Newman

October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard, Lesléa Newman

Label
October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard
Title
October mourning
Title remainder
a song for Matthew Shepard
Statement of responsibility
Lesléa Newman
Title variation
Song for Matthew Shepard
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die
Cataloging source
MvI
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3564.E91628
LC item number
O28 2012
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
5.2
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Label
October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard, Lesléa Newman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old college student named 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 Lesléa Newman, discussing her book HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES. Shaken, the author addressed the large audience that gathered, but she 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. A masterful poetic exploration of the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world."--Publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rda content
Contents
  • Every mother's plea
  • Truck
  • Road rage
  • Sorry state
  • Signs of trouble
  • Clothesline
  • Pistol
  • Witness
  • Fence (that night)
  • What you can do in eighteen hours
  • Introduction
  • Stars
  • Wind
  • Doe
  • Where is my boy?
  • Biker
  • Patrol officer's report
  • Doctor
  • Housekeeper, ICU
  • Lame enough
  • How to have the worst day of your life
  • Prologue.
  • Journalist
  • Vigil: candles in the wind
  • Armbands
  • Scared to death
  • Heartfelt apology
  • October 12, 1998
  • Now showing: Matthew's story
  • Tree
  • Class photo: me in the middle or "What will you be when you grow up?"
  • Then and now
  • Fence (before)
  • Thirteen ways of looking at Matthew
  • Part two.
  • Fence (one week later)
  • Stand by your man
  • Accessory
  • Officer of the court
  • His shoes
  • Frat boys
  • Songwriter
  • Drag queen
  • Part one.
  • Cop
  • Bartender
  • Let's say
  • Student
  • Father
  • Mother
  • Chorus of parents
  • Church lady
  • Protestor
  • Angel
  • Outnumbered
  • Jury selection
  • Prosecutor's job
  • Defense's job
  • Don't flatter yourself
  • Sorry boy
  • Logic problem
  • Verdict
  • Mercy
  • What twenty bucks could get you in 1998
  • Wounded
  • Recipe for disaster
  • This is the hand
  • Once upon a time
  • Fence (after)
  • Epilogue.
  • Pilgrimage
  • Afterword.
  • Imagine
  • Notes
  • Explanation of poetic forms
  • Resources
  • Something snapped
  • Raising awareness
Control code
sky247733882
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 111 pages
Isbn
9780763658076
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011048358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rda madia
Note
ak 01/17
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard, Lesléa Newman
Publication
Note
"On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old college student named 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 Lesléa Newman, discussing her book HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES. Shaken, the author addressed the large audience that gathered, but she 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. A masterful poetic exploration of the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world."--Publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rda content
Contents
  • Every mother's plea
  • Truck
  • Road rage
  • Sorry state
  • Signs of trouble
  • Clothesline
  • Pistol
  • Witness
  • Fence (that night)
  • What you can do in eighteen hours
  • Introduction
  • Stars
  • Wind
  • Doe
  • Where is my boy?
  • Biker
  • Patrol officer's report
  • Doctor
  • Housekeeper, ICU
  • Lame enough
  • How to have the worst day of your life
  • Prologue.
  • Journalist
  • Vigil: candles in the wind
  • Armbands
  • Scared to death
  • Heartfelt apology
  • October 12, 1998
  • Now showing: Matthew's story
  • Tree
  • Class photo: me in the middle or "What will you be when you grow up?"
  • Then and now
  • Fence (before)
  • Thirteen ways of looking at Matthew
  • Part two.
  • Fence (one week later)
  • Stand by your man
  • Accessory
  • Officer of the court
  • His shoes
  • Frat boys
  • Songwriter
  • Drag queen
  • Part one.
  • Cop
  • Bartender
  • Let's say
  • Student
  • Father
  • Mother
  • Chorus of parents
  • Church lady
  • Protestor
  • Angel
  • Outnumbered
  • Jury selection
  • Prosecutor's job
  • Defense's job
  • Don't flatter yourself
  • Sorry boy
  • Logic problem
  • Verdict
  • Mercy
  • What twenty bucks could get you in 1998
  • Wounded
  • Recipe for disaster
  • This is the hand
  • Once upon a time
  • Fence (after)
  • Epilogue.
  • Pilgrimage
  • Afterword.
  • Imagine
  • Notes
  • Explanation of poetic forms
  • Resources
  • Something snapped
  • Raising awareness
Control code
sky247733882
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 111 pages
Isbn
9780763658076
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011048358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rda madia
Note
ak 01/17
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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