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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Shannon Hamann who was born in Omaha, Nebraska on March 15, 1966 and passed away on December 5, 2004 in Brooklyn, NY at the age of 38. We will remember him forever.
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Tributes and Condolences
We lit your candle tonight   / Eloise Haamann (Mom)
It's Valentine's Day and we treated ourselves to a meal of corned beef with dumplings and cabbage boiled in the corned beef broth. We usually also boil turnips, but tonight we used daikon and liked it even better. Of course I thought of your love ...  Continue >>
I almost forgot   / Eloise Hamann (mom)
Shannon, I forgot to include the news you are most interested in. My marketing plan involves connecting with readers who like my writing and send them occasional newsletters with good content. As a Christmas gift to them, I set your ebook of "Bra...  Continue >>
2017 Holidays   / Eloise Hamann (proud mom )
Dear Shannon, We thought of you over the holidays. They are not over yet. New Year’s is coming up. Of course we lit your candle. I spent several days before Christmas sorting pictures thinking it would take hours not days when I began. We don't p...  Continue >>
Thirteen years   / Eloise Hamann (mom)
Here's my FB post. More of your friends go to your site there. To Shannon, By the time I finish this post, it will be exactly 13 years ago that I received the fateful call from a New York policeman. I've been thinking more about you lately. I h...  Continue >>
Easter 2017   / Eloise Hamann (Mother)
Douglas McDonald and Chris were here for Easter. Tia's husband, Jeff, read your poem, Easter. Douglas did not have your poetry book so I gave him one and one for a friend he knows will enjoy it. We lit your candle with crooked lettering per usual. ...  Continue >>
Easter Poem  / Eloise Hamann (Mom)    Read >>
51st Birthday, 2017  / Eloise Hamann (Mother)    Read >>
Recited one of your poems in a staff meeting yeste  / Tia Woodward (Friend)    Read >>
Wish we could talk  / Eloise Hamann (Mother)    Read >>
Happy Birthday!  / Scott Goodno (Friend)    Read >>
Happy 50th Birthday wherever you are  / Eloise Hamann (mom)    Read >>
Say it's not true!  / Heidi Witte (Old Friend )    Read >>
Holiday time  / Eloise Hamann (Mom)    Read >>
Eleven years ago  / Eloise Hamann (Mom)    Read >>
Has Nana found you?  / Eloise Hamann (Mom)    Read >>
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His legacy

“Redemption”: The Best of Writers at Work 1994 Juni 1994
“The Violent Imagination”: The Southern Anthology 1997 *
“The Body Burners”: The Atlanta Review Olympic Edition 1996 (Silver Medalist) & The Georgia State University Review (first place contest winner)
“Transubstantiation”: Nimrod (competition honorable mention) 1997
“The Garden”: Nimrod 1997
“The Daffodil”: The Gettysburg Review Fall 1995 *
“The Kite”: The Massachusetts Review Spring 1993*
"Park Avenue Februari 14": Cover Magazine
“The Body Burners”: The Atlanta Review (Silver Medalist) Olympic Edition 1996
"Stalk": International Poetry Review 1996
"Easter": The Madison Review Fall 1994
"Hiroshima Diary": Tribes Winter 1995
“The Babysitter” & “Man’s Fate”: The Hawaii Review Spring 1993*
“Niagara Falls”: The Hawaii Review forthcoming
“The Trial”: The Bluffs Reader Fall 1992
“The Last Supper”: Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review Fall 1992
“Occupied Paris 1994 & Indian Summer”: The New York Quarterly No. 52 1993*
“The Carpenter and the Moon”: The New York Quarterly forthcoming*
“The Peony”: The Colorado Review Spring 1994*
"When Does a Bride Wear Black?" & "A Dream Day": Mudfish 8 1995
“Flicker”: Mudfish 7 1993*
“Sign”: Phoebe Winter 1993*
"The Marigold": The Hawaii Review Spring 1995; Slingshot online magazine Issue *
“The Farm”: Visions International No. 42 1993 Mockingbird and Maryland Poetry Review forthcoming*
‘Possess-possess”: Zyzzyva Summer 1993
"Beauty": Hyper Age Winter 1994
"Redemption": The Harbinger Mei 1994
"A Note on the Refrigerator" Winter 1995
"The Toy": Pavement Spring 1986

Many of Shannon's friends remember him as someone who steered his own course completely immune to traditional thinking. In fact he inspired others to search within themselves. 

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Painting by Attila Richard Lukacs See 5/26/09 Tribute
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