British Columbia, Canada
R.I.P. Michael Mack (Balladeer)
It is with the deepest sorrow I announce that Michael Mack passed away peacefully yesterday afternoon. We have lost one of the best poets that Passions In Poetry had grace their pages of blue. It is with some relief as well that I tell you Michael did not suffer long as the cancer he had took him very quickly.
He is sure in good company now, with his best friend, Jim Coaley, who also died just 10 days ago, and all the wonderful poets from Passions In Poetry that have gone before him.
This is going to take some time for me to process, as I am sure it will others who loved this man, his humor, his poetry, and some even his political views. Thank goodness we have the archives Ron, thank goodness. This poet is going to be truly missed, and has left a real pain in my chest, but we all have his first class poetry to remind us of an extremely exceptional poet.
If there are details sent to me of particulars, I shall post them for you all.