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Remembering Father Eric Freed

August 27th, 2014  |  Published in Events

The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem by Father Eric Freed

The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem by Father Eric Freed

At Arts Alive! on September 6, Eureka Books will honor the late Father Eric Freed, who would have been 57 on Sept. 8. We have acquired the last 90 copies of his book, The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem and have commissioned a broadside. Proceeds of the sale of both items will benefit the Religious Studies department at Humboldt State University. Contributions up to a total of $500 will be matched by an anonymous donor.

Father Freed’s book translates and explains eleven haiku by Hiroko Takanashi, a woman from Hiroshima who was 15 years old when the atomic bomb detonated over the city. The book was published by the Hiroshima Catholic Council for Justice and Peace in 2009.

The book and broadside can be purchased in the store or online (while supplies last). The online price includes shipping in the United States. The broadside, designed by Just My Type Letterpress, prints two of Father Freed’s haiku translations.

$19.95 + tax, postage paid in the US.






$12 + tax. Postage paid. All profits benefit the HSU Religious Studies department.






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