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Shawn Levy : Poems inspired by obituaries./ Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music # 317

By TOM D'ANTONI // Shawn Levy's new book is called A Year in the Life of Death: Poems Inspired by the Obituary Pages of the New York Times. He'll read a few during our conversation.

Shawn Levy has a new book, not one of his show biz blockbusters, but…get the concept, poems he wrote inspired by the obituary pages of the New York Times.

That’s what it says on the cover.

I am somewhat sympatico with him, although I’m not a poet, because I wrote all the obits on Oregon Music News for the first eight or nine years of our existence.

Why did he do it? How has it affected him? What was the process?

By the way, did you even know he was a poet.

He’ll read a few during our conversation, including one on Sharon Jones.

Happy to have Shawn Levy back with us.


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