By KATE HABREL
Capital News Service
LANSING — A 200-pound ship’s radiator interrupted a funeral in 1922 when it plunged from the sky and into the Falk Undertaking Parlors on Military Street in Port Huron.
It came from the Omar D. Conger, a ship blown to pieces when its boiler exploded while docked at Port Huron.
“That part is accurate! It happened! And that’s just bizarre!” said poet Cindy Hunter Morgan, an assistant professor of creative writing at Michigan State University. “When I read that, I thought, I’ve got to build a poem around that.”
And she did. From that poem: Continue reading