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  • Faces of the homeless and a poem: a video essay

    A poem written and recited by Louie Armando Reyes, homeless for five years, and faces from Friendship Park at Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, January 23, 2017.

A poem written and recited by Louie Armando Reyes, homeless for five years, and faces from Friendship Park at Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, January 23, 2017. Sue Morrow The Sacramento Bee
A poem written and recited by Louie Armando Reyes, homeless for five years, and faces from Friendship Park at Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, January 23, 2017. Sue Morrow The Sacramento Bee
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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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