Table of Contents for October Mourning : A Song for Matthew Shepard


Introduction ix
Prefague The Fence (Before) xiii
Part One Outnumbered
3(42)
Recipe For Disaster
4(1)
Something Snapped
5(1)
Raising Awareness
6(1)
Every Mother's Plea
7(1)
The Truck
8(1)
Road Rage
9(2)
A Sorry State
11(1)
Signs Of Trouble
12(1)
The Clothesline
13(1)
The Pistol
14(1)
Witness
15(1)
The Fence (That Night)
16(1)
What You Can Do In Eighteen Hours
17(1)
Stars
18(1)
The Wind
19(1)
The Doe
20(2)
Where Is My Boy?
22(1)
The Biker
23(1)
The Patrol Officer's Report
24(1)
The Doctor
25(1)
Housekeeper, Icu
26(1)
Lame Excuse
27(1)
How To Have The Worst Day Of Your Life
28(2)
The Journalist
30(1)
Vigil: Candles In The Wind
31(1)
The Armbands
32(1)
Scared To Death
33(1)
Heartfelt Apology
34(1)
October 12, 1998
35(1)
Now Showing: Matthew's Story
36(2)
Tree
38(1)
Class Photo: Me In The Middle Or "What Will You Be When You Grow Up?"
39(1)
Then And Now
40(1)
Thirteen Ways Of Looking At Matthew
41(4)
Part Two The Fence (one week later)
45(40)
Stand By Your Man
46(1)
Accessory
47(1)
Officer Of The Court
48(1)
His Shoes
49(2)
The Frat Boys
51(1)
The Songwriter
52(2)
The Drag Queen
54(1)
The Cop
55(1)
The Bartender
56(1)
Let's Say
57(3)
The Student
60(2)
A Father
62(1)
A Mother
63(1)
A Chorus Of Parents
64(1)
The Church Lady
65(1)
A Protestor
66(1)
An Angel
67(1)
Jury Selection
68(1)
The Prosecutor's Job
69(1)
The Defense's Job
70(1)
Don't Flatter Yourself
71(2)
Sorry Boy
73(1)
Logic Problem
74(1)
Verdict
75(1)
Mercy
76(1)
What Twenty Bucks Could Get You In 1998
77(1)
Wounded
78(1)
This Is The Hand
79(2)
Once Upon A Time
81(1)
The Fence (After)
82(3)
Epilogue Pilgrimage 85(3)
Afterword Imagine 88(5)
Notes 93(12)
Explanation of Poetic Formr 105(2)
Resources 107