Ten Missoula-based writers and students read selections from Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence, as well as original work on the subject of gun violence.
From the Bullets into Bells website:
Focused intensively on the crisis of gun violence in America, this volume brings together poems by dozens of our best-known poets, including Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Natalie Diaz, Ocean Vuong, Danez Smith, Brenda Hillman, Natasha Threthewey, Robert Hass, Naomi Shihab Nye, Juan Felipe Herrera, Mark Doty, Rita Dove, and Yusef Komunyakaa.
Each poem is followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, political figure, survivor, or concerned individual, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams; Senator Christopher Murphy; Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts; survivors of the Columbine, Sandy Hook, Charleston Emmanuel AME, and Virginia Tech shootings; and Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir, and Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis.
Featured guests include: Henrietta Goodman, Caroline Patterson, Corrie Williamson, Chelsia Rice, Barry Maxwell, Nathan Yrizarry, Becca Carson, students from Big Sky High School, and the local Moms Demand Action group.