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Poet laureate pens 'Nohemi, A Song for Paris' for Cal State Long Beach student killed in attacks




Hundreds of Cal State University Long Beach students, faculty and others gathered with candles at a vigil Nov. 15, 2015 for Nohemi Gonzalez. She was the lone American so far known to be killed in the Paris terror attacks.
Hundreds of Cal State University Long Beach students, faculty and others gathered with candles at a vigil Nov. 15, 2015 for Nohemi Gonzalez. She was the lone American so far known to be killed in the Paris terror attacks.
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Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at Cal State Long Beach for a vigil to honor 23-year-old Nohemi Gonzalez, one of at least 129 people killed in the Paris terror attacks.

The CSULB student was spending a semester studying design near Paris. She was killed Friday while dining at a restaurant.

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera wrote a poem dedicated to Gonzalez, which was recited at the vigil by Cal State University Chancellor Timothy White. You can hear the poem by clicking on the the blue audio player above.