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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ric Masten, UU 'troubadour,' dies at 78.

The family of Ric Masten, the "troubadour poet" and Unitarian Universalist community minister who reached out to other men with prostate cancer for the past decade, has announced that he has died. Masten is well-known among most Unitarian Universalists for his song, "Let It Be Dance," which his family sang around his bed as he passed away.

Frances Cerra Whittelsey profiled Ric Masten for UU World back in 2004. A new biography of Masten, Troubadour and Poet by UU minister Stephen Edington, has just been published; the UUA's Skinner House Books is publishing Masten's last collection of poems, Going Out Dancing, later this month.

Copyright © 2008 by Philocrites | Posted 10 May 2008 at 4:26 PM

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May 13, 2008 10:57 AM | Permalink for this comment

Masten's obituary appeared in the Monterey, Calif., Herald. The paper also ran a story about him earlier this year.

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