About This Site

Cirak Tesfazgi, early 2000s. Photo courtesy of the Tesfazgi family, via The Press Democrat.
Cirak Tesfazgi, early 2000s. Photo courtesy of the Tesfazgi family, via The Press Democrat.
Cirak Tesfazgi was a 32-year-young man in Santa Rosa, California, who was murdered around 12am on Monday, June 27, 2016, as he slept in an alcove.

He was remembered by many people who frequented the downtown area as, “A college graduate with a love of poetry, for years a fixture at downtown cafes, a first-generation American whose wide smile was readily recognized by strangers,” and as an “upbeat man with a bounce in his step… who peddled his poetry for a cup of coffee or cash.”

To learn more about Cirak, please read the still-developing situation, as recorded by The Press Democrat.

My name is Daniel and I created this website as a tribute to Cirak, to let his words and writing live on. My hope is that, as a mirror to the gentle soul that many knew him to be, new readers will appreciate the passion he no doubt felt for his writing and through his story, will remember that despite our circumstances we’re all fellow human beings.

Should you be related to Cirak and have any problems with this website, please contact me. There is no monetary gain on my part whatsoever. This is purely a labor of respect and goodwill, from one writer to another, for someone who had a friendly smile and a gracious demeanor in every interaction that I had with him.

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