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Arizona Poet Laureate Pens Poem On 5th Anniversary Of Tucson Shootings
Published: Friday, January 8, 2016 - 4:45pm
Updated: Friday, January 8, 2016 - 5:44pm
Friday marks the fifth anniversary of the Tucson shootings that killed six people and wounded 13, including former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
The shooting happened at a constituent event. The shooter, Jared Loughner, was sentenced to life in prison. As part of the anniversary coverage The Arizona Republic published a poem by Arizona’s Poet Laureate, Alberto Rios, about the five years since the shooting. The poem is titled "Five Years Later." Republic reporter Megan Finnerty commissioned the poem.