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A Training Manual for Murder

By Susan Harris

Ambar Past's mordant "Practice for Hangmen," from our March 2007 issue, offers a training manual for executioners. Jumping off from a Reuters report on the unfortunate results of flawed execution, Past puts a twist to the list poem. Acknowledging the inherent problem of practice, she advises, "Get as much experience as you can," then adds, "Learn the ropes."

Published Jan 18, 2011   Copyright 2011 Susan Harris

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