I’ll miss Walter Birdwell’s letters, as he passed recently.
Birdwell, a staunch anti-fascist, never faltered in his opposition to oligarchs, racists and
He also wrote some fine nature piece poems – set in the Missouri hills and also the
These were not submitted as letters-to-the-editor.
They may be read on Writers Of the Rio Grande website.
I hope some young people review Birdwell’s letters (and poems), and are inspired to act
and write in his footsteps.
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky
Author: Gene Novogrodsky
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, a Brownsville resident for nearly three decades, writes North American border slices, from eastern Canada to central Mexico, and in between. He is one of the founders of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center Writers Forum in San Benito. He sometimes participates with the informal Resaca Writers Group in Brownsville. He prefers, however, to read to two or three attentive listeners – when asked!