Craig Hella Johnson’s musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment. Performed by Conspirare with a small ensemble of instrumentalists. Texts by Lesléa Newman (from October Mourning ), Hafiz, Hildegard von Bingen, Michael Dennis Browne, and others. Nominated for Best Surround Sound Album Grammy. CD Track List, Samples, and More
HARDCOVER BOOK October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman (Candlewick Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-7636-5807-6, 112pp, dust jacket with Stonewall Honor Book decal, 5-1/2″x 9-5/8″). Back matter includes an epilogue, an afterword, explanations of poetic forms, and resources.