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March 23, 2010


Wow, thank you for writing about this poet. My mouth is agape over this poem. I will read more. Wow. http://www.charlottehutson.wordpress.com

The Tulsa World is a struggling beast, it seems lately to report the "pop" news of the day. In defense of the Daily O'Collegian, it's the student paper of OSU, so Monday was the first day back to the presses (after spring break.

Still the lack of coverage is a shame, especially considering that poem. I will check the local paper today to see if they at least reported the viewing, but considering the front page headline yesterday was "4 thing you can plant in your garden now," it wouldn't seem likely.

Although, I have a feeling she was a customer of mine actually, my first reaction when I saw her pictures were that I had seen her before, and that would be the only logical explanation.

Ok update: the only thing the Stillwater Newspress has sadly published is her obituary. http://www.legacy.com/stwnewspress/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=141063090

Thanks for the on-the-ground update from Stillwater, Oklahoma, Ben! Good to get some context, and AMAZING to think that you got a chance to serve her ...

Also, I don't mean to harp on the Oklahoma papers. They at least wrote SOMETHING about Ai's death. I've been totally bewildered why there hasn't been any acknolwdgement at all, let alone full coverage, in national media, now nearly a week after her death. I'm perplexed.

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