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The Grief Performance by Emily Kendal Frey
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Sep 23, 11

Read in February, 2011

The Grief Performance is a collection of poems that mines the beauty of sadness and detachment. Which, for someone like me, is pure gold.

Many of the poems read like haiku: effortlessly concise, poignant, and then seemingly gone into the ether - except that they are for the most part completely unforgettable.

The longer pieces work just as well, stringing isolated moments together into a cohesive whole that becomes blissfully transcendent.

This is a fine book that resonates more strongly with each reading.
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