Books tagged: Death
At the heart of this luminous collection, Pilling's fifth, is a searing sequence of poems tracing a family's grief at the suicide of a girl on the threshhold of womanhood: daughter, sister, niece, about-to-be-aunt. Yet in these, as in all of the poems, what comes through is ... Read more
Brace Yourselves is, in part, a language experiment with poems assembled from internet material then juxtaposed with confessional pieces de Giacomo uses to come to terms with fatherhood in the new millennium and the death of parents and friends. Brace Yourselves consists of ... Read more
In his seventh book of poetry, Hillies describes his feelings of affection and admiration for his mother-in-law, and the sense of loss the family experienced upon her death of cancer in her middle years. An astounding collection of poems, Cantos from a Small Room won the Governor ... Read more
By Lise Leblanc
None of us want to experience the loss of a loved one, but the sad reality is we've all experienced it, and it is certain that grief will come knocking many times throughout our lives. A psychotherapist for more than twenty years, Lise Leblanc has learned that we are rarely ... Read more
Dancing on a Pin is Katerina Fretwell's eighth poetry, and art, collection. Honest, stark, brave, and at times a humorous evoking of feelings and ideas, this collection of evocative poems is focused on the poet's husband's illness (cancer) and eventual death, her close sharing ... Read more
In Duct-Taped Roses, Billeh Nickerson shares heartbreaks and offers odes and elegies in reflections on family, community, life, and loss.
As a bush pilot, Nickerson's father would duct-tape his planes to keep them flying. The poignancy of his relationship with his father is ... Read more
By Alyda Faber
Is this life a route or a destination?
Alyda Faber's assured début examines the ties that bind us to one another and to the Earth we inhabit, and asks the question, What is left of us when we are gone?
In the quiet and unsettling poems of Dust or Fire, Faber speaks from the grief ... Read more