Browsing: grief and loss

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MER VOX Quarterly – Winter 2017 Poetry #MeToo a folio curated by Jennifer Martelli and Cindy Veach “Everyday, we are witnessing women speaking out, giving their trauma words. Ten years ago, Tarana Burke urged us to “tell your story,…

Grief and Loss

Breena Clarke Fifteen for Najeeb Walid Harb (1974 – 1989) He stands behind a screened door, mesh inside a wooden frame, the old kind from the earliest part of my childhood. This iconic door is meant to let…

Grief and Loss

Amber Flame I was unprepared for my mother’s sudden death to bear gifts. Learning about grief and loss is a lonesome journey, filled with heartbreaking revelations and insights that I am always unprepared for. “They never talk about ____________”…

Grief and Loss

Lynne Connor Language of Grief I come from unreliable narrators. I come from my birthmother’s womb. I was next to her heart for nine months. And then I wasn’t. Who she was—Unkown. I was born in Korea—South or North—most…

Grief and Loss

Regina Jamison “I love this picture of my mom and myself. Here she looks small and vulnerable, but I remember her as a powerhouse, a great force within our household.” Regina Jamison’s poetry…

Grief and Loss

Sonia Jaffe Robbins Audiences My mother died the same week as J.D. Salinger and Howard Zinn. She was an original red diaper baby, born right after the Russian Revolution; her father was an early member of the American…

Grief and Loss

CHERYL BOYCE-TAYLOR STILL THE SWEETEST WORDS I EVER HEARD: Mom, I found my girl, she reminds me of you. Her name is Deisha. Mom I’m getting married walk me down the aisle. Mom I’m coming home for your birthday…