Sam Hamill | The Sun Magazine

Sam Hamill

Sam Hamill lives in Port Townsend, Washington, where he is editor of Copper Canyon Press. His books include A Dragon in the Clouds and Basho’s Ghost.

— From February 1991
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Necessity To Speak

I see them every day, the wounded women in the supermarket or in the bookstore, the children beaten to a whimper until all life has grayed in them. I’ve learned to recognize Fear’s signature scrawled across their faces, the way one learns to recognize a man who walks with a “prison shuffle.”

February 1991
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