Except when it’s rewarded! Mr. Mohammad Sohail, deli owner, took the good road back in June and invested a little faith in the thief who tried to rob him. Once the would-be-thief was on his knees begging for mercy, Mr. Sohail gave him just that: forty bucks, some bread, and a handshake. Then a couple of days ago, that same robber sent Mr. Sohail fifty bucks (ten dollars in interest!) along with a note of gratitude and news of how he has a job and a new baby now! Mr. Sohail, in turn, plans to start a charity foundation. From Newsday.
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.