‘We Teach Peace in the Stuttering Light’

Larry E. Jackson

Lucinda Roy, an English professor at Virginia Tech, struggled to work with the student who later killed more than two dozen people on the campus. Later she struggled with the aftermath of the shootings.
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Lucinda Roy barely knew him. Yet she might have known the troubled young man, "silent behind his ostentatious sunglasses," as well as anyone could have.

Ms. Roy, an English professor, describes Seung-Hui Cho in "End Words: A Sestina," a poem about...

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