What the Living Do: Poems
Publish date: April 17th 1999
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
I'm just going to make this short. This is one of my all-time favorite books of poetry. This was my second time reading it and it was just as amazing this time through. I hope I can one day get my poetry to be as powerful as Howe's
Beyond stunning. Striking, perfectly encapsulated meditations on death, and what happens after. So heartbreaking, but also so hopeful. Too many favorites. The whole thing.
Based on Laura sending me a poem about grief which I liked, I checked this out, hoping I might find a poem to use on my grief retreat this weekend. I read it quickly on the bus, but found it dark and depressing for the most part. Even the title poem did not strike me in the same way as it did earlie...
Harrowing, important and beautiful poems.
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