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“Guns. How Primitive” by Darcie Little Badger. Strange Horizons, October 22, 2018.

“My Mother Is Gone; Others May Be Saved” by Robin Brulé, Albuquerque Journal, Feb. 10, 2017.

“The Compliment Game” by Shannon Reed. Essay, Guernica, July 1, 2015.

“Do We Love Our Guns More Than Our Children?” by Tess Taylor, CNN Opinion, Nov. 18, 2017.

“Guns in the Family” by Walter Johnson, Boston Review, March 23, 2018.

“School Choice” (graphic essay) by Rachel Masilamini, Illustrated PEN, April 26, 2018.


“It’s Not Happening Here” by Erica Bernheim, Atticus Review, October 24, 2018.

“Collective Nouns for Humans in the Wild” by Kathy Fish, Jellyfish Review, Oct. 13. 2017.

“If in America” by Ed Bok Lee, Poetry Foundation.

“If My Vagina Was a Gun” by Katie Heim, audio and transcript at Buzzfeed, July 9, 2013.

Poets Reading the News: Journalism in Verse. A digital newspaper bridging poetry and journalism with an ongoing section devoted to gun violence.

“A Revolver.” Posthumously discovered poem by Carl Sandburg; published, with background article, by Illinois News Bureau, January 18, 2013.

“Sideshow” by Danez Smith, Poetry, March 2014.

“An Anniversary” by Leslie McGrath, Vox Populi, 2016.

“My Mother Contemplating Her Gun” by Nick Flynn, Poetry Foundation.

“Still Life with Cacography” by Dean Rader, ZYZZYVA 111.


“Poem by Poem” by Bullets Into Bells contributor Juan Felipe Herrara, chorale rendering of Herrera’s poem by the the Fresno State Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Cari Earnhart, in celebration of his term as the 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry (video: performance begins at about minute 15).