Monday, January 3, 2011

Janine Pommy Vega, 1942-2010

We deeply regret the passing of the poet Janine Pommy Vega, author of The Mad Dogs of Trieste (Black Sparrow, 2000) and The Green Piano (Black Sparrow, 2005), who died on December 23, 2010, at the age of 68. Her sudden death will be mourned by all those whose lives were touched by her generous friendship, her tireless social work in schools and prisons around the world, and her luminous poems.

Her obituary by William Grimes appeared in the New York Times on January 2nd:

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