Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

No one can hear the last words of Vanzetti, or the howl of thousands on Boston Common when they knew.

Source: Martín Espada, “I Now Pronounce You Dead” (The New York Times magazine; note that the formatting of the online version does not match the formatting in the print magazine, which is where I first read the piece.)

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