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

Laguna Madre.

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!


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