Friday, February 28, 2014

Ten Poems to Say Goodbye by Roger Housden

Ten Poems To Say Goodbye is a collection of poems carefully chosen by Roger Housden to help us confront and understand death. This book consists of works by ten different poets, each addressing different aspects of death and grief.  The author accompanies each selection with a personal essay that may help the reader appreciate the poem, but the poems themselves are the heart of this book. The author writes that with most poetry collections he finds “no more than a couple of poems that strike me to the core.” In this collection, he has assembled some of these, each poem a gem that expresses grief, comfort, regret, relief and other emotions associated with life and death.  

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