Books tagged: Death

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Not of Reason

By Rita Moir

Rita Moir's mother and sister underwent heart surgery in the same week; a year later her sister was dead and her elderly mother lived many more years. Not of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness is a family memoir centred on the deaths of the author's sister and mother and ... Read more


By T. Liem


Can poems mourn the unmourned? In Obits. a speaker tries and fails to write obituaries for those whose memorials are missing, those who are represented only as statistics. She considers victims of mass deaths, fictional characters, ... Read more

On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood

By Richard Harrison

Winner of the 3rd Prize for Poetry in the 2017 Alcuin Society's Book Design Awards

Winner of the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry

Shortlisted for the City of Calgary 2016 W. O. Mitchell Book Prize

Finalist for the Poetry category of the High Plains Book Awards

In his final ... Read more

Once a Storm

By Janet Trull

Losing a loved one to addiction and the unsurmountable grief that follows cannot be aptly defined by linear, literal description.

In Once a Storm, acclaimed short fiction writer Janet Trull nimbly and thoughtfully depicts the loss experienced by a parent who loses a child. When ... Read more

Out of Grief, Singing

By Charlene Diehl

Out of Grief, Singing is an achingly beautiful account of how a woman comes to terms with the loss of her newborn. After a bewildering series of rapid diagnoses and emergency interventions, Charlene's daughter Chloe is born. But her too-brief life is spent in the neonatal intensive ... Read more

Paper Caskets

By Emilia Danielewska

Emilia Danielewska's debut book of prose-poetry reveals the dead. Divided into four parts, Paper Caskets proposes a poetics of the box -- as coffin, as prose parameters of the page, as photograph, and as state of mind and body in the face of death. From the act of photographing ... Read more

Pascal's Fire

By Kristina Bresnen

An unnamed speaker navigates a world where God comes in the shape of a cardinal, speaks in the voice of Georgia O’Keeffe, and paints the desert with bones.

Driven by sound, heartbreak, and a baffling sense of the limits and possibilities of language, the speaker of this poetic ... Read more

Passing Stranger

By Pam Galloway

Passing Stranger is a memoir in verse of one woman's life. Poems weave through a marriage, a desire for motherhood, considerations of fertility and infertility, an eventual divorce and a woman finding herself in late middle age, ready to experience life to the full. Its themes ... Read more