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Poems for the Cruelest Month

All of the intensity and unpredictability of this season, the surges of hope and terror, the stirring of memory and desire—word images, symbols, and sounds arranged in rhythm, engaged in elegy and mystery may be our best bet for helping us hold it all.

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Embering

What to do with this grief over what happened to you? I don’t know, so I’m making a ritual. 

Photo by John St John via Flickr

Out For Coffee

The sociable beverage becomes a grief ritual.

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Breaking Up With White Jesus

It’s December of 2014. 2am, 3am, 4am, 5am, I thrash and turn over in bed and click on my phone, know I should not click on my phone, click on my phone. And there are the messages, the emails, the notes that never seem to stop. The usual stuff women get on the Internet: you…

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We Are Living Reminders

HBO’s The Leftovers and grief

TheGiantVermin, via Flickr

Love is an Animal Thing

Barbara King’s new book How Animals Grieve raises questions about grief, and its emotional corollary, love, for humans too.