We Celebrate Poet Lonnie Black. R.I.P

Posted: August 28, 2016 in In Remembrance


“I write to celebrate the poignancy of words and to draw attention to regular events shaping our lives.”..Lonnie Black

It is with sadness that we sit today. We heard our friend, comrade and poet Lonnie Black has died. We met Lonnie years ago when we all belonged to the Ct. Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Civil Rights and the Ct. Stonewall Congress. Lonnie as a poet came to the Stonewall Congresses and read his poetry and was a strong ally in the LGBT communities fight for civil rights. We also worked along Lonnie on many issues facing our community. Lonnie was also a force in Hands On Hartford, a social service non-profit that serves Hartford’s neediest residents, and a co-founder of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival and the driving force behind Northeast Magazine’s publication of poetry. He served as poet in the classroom on every level from elementary through post-secondary, conducted creative writing workshops and master classes throughout Connecticut.



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