In early 2019, I saw a call for submissions for an anthology about grief. That, I thought, was right up my alley. I reached out to the editor, Maya Stein, and eventually submitted a couple pieces for consideration. After much hard work on Maya's part, Grief Becomes You is now a beautiful testament to grief and loss in book form. Through compiled poems, essays, and photographs, our many narratives and experiences of grief are explored. You can learn more about the Grief Becomes You project here and you can purchase a copy (both digital and print copies are available) here.
I'm pleased to announce that I have a poem, "Scaffolding," and a slightly different version of my previous essay, "A Geography of Grief," forthcoming in Maya Stein's new anthology, Grief Becomes You. To learn more about the project, visit Maya's site here.
I'm pleased to have my poem, "Adirondack Upland Flora" published as SWWIM's poem of the day today. You can read the poem here.
My latest poem, "Poem with Comb Jellies," was published today in the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance/Portland Press Herald's Deep Water Poetry series. You can read the poem here.
This poem, "Yes, that," was published last month in the Maine Sunday Telegram/Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance's Deep Water Poetry Series, but I missed its appearance. Grief is a bewildering thing and this was one of many poems that I wrote in the aftermath of my husband's death. You can read "Yes, that" here.
Happy to have a poem, Home, up on Literary Mama today. It's about the different ways we see the world and the experience of my daughter helping me scatter my husband's ashes on White Head Island in the Bay of Fundy two summers ago.
My prose poem, "Snow," is the first installment of Entropy's "On Weather" series, and is up today. I wrote this poem over the course of two winters, when Steve's death was looming but not yet certain, and things were challenging but not yet nearing the end. Meditations on the natural world (and even just my own backyard) frequently show up in my journals and writing and are a source of exploration for me.
Sarah Kilch Gaffney lives and writes on a little piece of land in Maine.