The Reason There Has Been World Peace Since April 4, 1968, a fiction


 



THE REASON THERE HAS BEEN WORLD PEACE SINCE APRIL 4, 1968 – a fiction

Rev. Jesse Jackson called Dr. King’s wife, Coretta, and said, “I think he’s been shot in the shoulder.”  The reason he said this was because, as he said, “I couldn’t say what I saw.” 


Children, here is what happened, an event so startling that a powerful and wondrous transformation flowed through all humanity; Dr. King was shot in the shoulder, and since that day, he has led all the people of the world to the profound peace and love you’ve known your whole lives. 
 
John L. Stanizzi



John L. Stanizzi is author of the full-length collections – Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After the Bell, Hallelujah Time!, and High Tide – Ebb Tide.  His poems have appeared in Prairie SchoonerAmerican Life in Poetry, The New York Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, The Cortland Review, Rattle, Tar River Poetry, Rust & Moth, Connecticut River Review, Potomac Review, and many others.  He’s been translated into Italian and appeared in El Ghibli, in the Journal of Italian Translations Bonafinni, and Poetarium Silva.  His translator is Angela D’Ambra.  His new collection, CHANTS, a memoir in sonnets, will be out in 2018 with Cervena Barva Press.  His full-length collection, Sundowning, has just been completed and is looking for a home.  John has read and venues all over New England, including the Mystic Arts CafĂ©, and the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, the Mystic Arts Gallery, Hartford Stage, and many others.  A former New England Poet of the Year, John teaches literature at Manchester Community College in Manchester, CT and he lives with his wife, Carol, in Coventry, CT.

 


 

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