Rest in Peace, Margie Shaheed

On days like this, being a publisher is a terrible job.  I clearly remember the day I first read Margie Shaheed’s submission to the HCP poetry chapbook contest, which she won.  Her words were energetic, smart, and funny–and eventually I found out just how well they represented her personality.  I was proud to publish her work and felt lucky to call her a friend.  I looked forward to the coming years, getting to be closer friends despite the geographic distance between our homes.  But that was not meant to be.  Goodbye, Sister Margie.  I miss you already.

Margie Shaheed
Margie Shaheed, October 2017

Margie featured at the Stone Soup Poetry series in Cambridge, MA. She made a new room full of fans.  The terms electric and dynamic were made for her.

[photo by chad parenteau]

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