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Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

Heidi Deddens
Heidi Deddens is the managing editor of Comment magazine. She holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities with a focus on English Literature from Trinity Western University, where she was managing editor of the university's literary journal. Born and raised in Western Canada, she now lives in Ottawa.

“Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” is a powerful and poignant lament from composer Joel Thompson—followed here by a panel discussion about the piece’s origins.