The Relationship Violence Prevention Spring Speaker Series presents a compelling session to inspire both compassion for and awe of the human spirit. Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno, award-winning poet and author of ‘Slamming Open the Door’ will present on Tuesday, March 15, 4-6 p.m. in University Center room 312.
Invite your friends, family members and colleagues. All are welcome!
Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno is an award-winning author and poet who received the Beatrice Hawley Award for her book of poetry, “Slamming Open the Door,” published by Alice James Books in April, 2009 and is the #9 best-seller for contemporary poetry in 2009. “Slamming Open the Door” is a collection of poems recounting the true story of the murder of her daughter, Leidy Bonanno, in 2003. Bonanno’s heartrending collection inspires both compassion for and awe of the human spirit. Of all the losses we may be asked to bear, the murder of one’s child must be the most terrible. These poems evoke that keenly, seeking justice but transcending judgment as they grieve loss, celebrate love, and find healing.