Shannon Hamann
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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
I haven't decided how to spend this 14th anniversa   / Eloise Hamann (Mom)
Dear Shannon, I listened to sad Christmas music yesterday. It’s a netwokr channel station where you can choose a theme. It began with Charlie Brown’s Christmas and moved on to nostalgia. I found myself thinking about Christmases of old from ones o...  Continue >>
Thinking of you..   / Christopher Hook (Friend)
So, I am lying here and you popped into my head. How funny. It's been almost 15 years since you have passed. Shannon and I knew each other from the late 1980s until his death. He would visit me regularly when I lived in Williamsburg Brooklyn. He was ...  Continue >>
Mother's reader - got your book   / Sandra Linebaugh (reader of Eloise's books )
Shannon, I am a reader of Eloise's books and found out about you from an email from her. It caught my attention because my son, David, would have been 47 last October. So, I know how she feels without you. The number of years don't matter when you...  Continue >>
Happy birthday Shannon   / Leif Bloor
I doubt I am the only one who will raise a glass to you tonight, or any night.
Your 52nd birthday   / Eloise Hamann (Mom)
Dear Shannon, So you were born 52 years ago today. I remember your little face only from the baby picture. I don’t think newborns are cute so I remember when you were older and so cute. You were a wiggler back then. I’ve put your Brad Pitt book ...  Continue >>
We lit your candle tonight  / Eloise Hamann (Mom)    Read >>
I almost forgot  / Eloise Hamann (mom)    Read >>
2017 Holidays  / Eloise Hamann (proud mom )    Read >>
Thirteen years  / Eloise Hamann (mom)    Read >>
Easter 2017  / Eloise Hamann (Mother)    Read >>
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 >>
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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. 

Shannon's Photo Album
Painting by Attila Richard Lukacs See 5/26/09 Tribute
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