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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Michael Gizzi

Michael Gizzi (1949-2010)

"Description ends at death.
A Robotic realm of light bears this out:
tears don't fall in outer space."

-from New Depths of Deadpan, (Burning Deck, 2009)


Michael Gizzi reading at the Gold Mine Saloon, 2004.
Here Michael read at Penn Sound: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Gizzi-M.php
Michael gave me the nicest compliment at Crossiant D'or in the French Quarter. In the middle of a conversation, he just leaned over and said, "You are an accomplished young woman." And for some reason, on that day, in that moment, his saying that filled a little empty spot in my heart that I had barely known was there. Sometimes the people who should say these things to us don't for whatever reason, and when we least expect it, someone else steps in and fills those shoes.
Thank you, Michael

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