I just learned that poet Sekou Sundiata passed away July 18th from a heart attack. He was 58.
I saw him last year at the Skagit River Poetry Festival and he was a huge presence with so much to offer.
Here are links on where to send cards or a donation to the kidney foundation in his memory.
Here's an interview with him on NPR
Here's a link to more information on him at Poets.org.