Heroes

Alt-weeklies, Prose Poems, Heroes: An Interview With Brandon Soderberg
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Alt-weeklies, Prose Poems, Heroes: An Interview With Brandon Soderberg

2017 came, and I was in the market for words to live by. I needed a mantra to get me through the month of January. Miraculously, I found them four days into the new year: “We’re all special once we get to know each other.”

I found these words in “heroes” by Brandon Soderberg, Baltimore City Paper’s Deputy Editor and Arts Editor. The words came after a description of a Baltimore seven-year-old who was shot and killed last year.