The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing

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The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.

– Emily Dickinson –

The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing

After the sudden death of his father, the poet Kevin Young looked for a collection of poems that might speak to his sense of loss. To his surprise, he couldn’t find such a collection, so he went to work compiling one. “The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing”. Young speaking on NPR shares, “[Poetry]is able to capture a moment, a feeling, perhaps a fleeting feeling, and even make …. music out of it.” This piece includes samples of the timeless poems from his collection. { read more }

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Reflect on the poems or passages that have comforted you in times of grief and loss.

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