In Memoriam: Shannon Leigh
It's with heavy heart that I announce that Shannon Leigh passed away earlier today. She had been in a coma since her diving accident on June 14. At just 20-years-old, she had already established herself as rising star in spoken word and poetry. We have lost an important voice today. Shannon will be missed. My condolences to all her friends and family. You can visit the website set up for her at www.getwellshannon.com or check her MySpace page to hear some of the amazing poetry. I am honored to have worked with her, albeit briefly, here in Atlanta and that one of her finest poems, Sudanese Children, is in the recently released Java Monkey Anthology Vol. 3.