Artist, poet publish book about heroin overdose victims
PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) — A partnership between a poet and an artist who both lost loved ones to heroin overdoses started with similar phone calls at separate beaches four years ago.
Mary Ellen D'Angelo-Lombardi was waiting out a rainstorm in July 2014 when her husband called to say her son's best friend was dead at age 18. Three months later, Anne Marie Zanfagna was on Cape Cod for the weekend when she heard from her husband that their 25-year-old daughter, Jackie, had overdosed.
For months afterward, D'Angelo-Lombardi struggled to return to her writing, and Zanfagna's paints and brushes went... read more
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