Professor Gregory Orr reflects on fatal gun accident
Professor Gregory Orr reflects in The New York Times on the recent incident in which a nine-year-old girl shot and killed her instructor at an Arizona gun range. Professor Orr, author of 12 books of poetry and a memoir titled The Blessing, accidentally killed his younger brother in a hunting accident when he was 12 years old. Professor Orr meditates poignantly on the position of children who suddenly find themselves living out the consequences of a fatal accident and trying to comprehend their part in it.
Read the Times piece here.
Professor Orr also talked to Jeffrey Brown on the PBS NewsHour about the incident; you can watch the video and read a transcript of the interview here.