It seems impossible that ten years have lapsed since that fateful day of September 11, 2001. A day that lives on in our hearts and minds forever- as we all have become changed in some way since then.
Where were you when you first heard the news? Did you lose a loved one that day? Or a friend? What inspired, scared, angered you most? These are questions that have become part of the fabric of who we are- especially when as we reflect on monumental anniversaries.
I am honored to share with you books that have captured the loss, the grief, the shared emotions and the questions; some unanswered of the ten years since 9/11.
A Place of Remembrance: The official 10th anniversary commemorative book created by the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, this keepsake volume honors those lost and celebrates the spirit of hope as it tells the story of rescue, recovery, and rebuilding the memorial plaza, opening on September 11, 2011. To watch a powerful video of this title, visit our Facebook page.
Poetry After 9/11: A sweeping collection of poems, written in the year after the 9/11 attacks, by all New York poets, crosses styles and genres, to provide a unique and affirming snapshot of life in the aftermath of disaster.Memory Remains:
Featuring poems by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn; Best American Poetry series editor David Lehman; National Book Award winner and New York State Poet Jean Valentine; the first ever Nuyorican Slam-Poetry champ; poets laureate of Brooklyn and Queens; and a poem and introduction by National Book Award finalist Alicia Ostriker.
Memory Remains: Combining arresting photography and thoughtful essays on the meaning of 9/11, Francesc Torres, given unique access to view remains brought from Ground Zero to a hangar at New York’s JFK International Airport.