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Life as a Novice
Jeffrey Kane's "life as a novice" is a stirring poetic account of a father's transcendence over grief at the sudden death of his beloved son. Roger Rosenblatt writes: "Jeff Kane's poems have the brevity and the power of Emily Dickinson's, but they come from a different sorrow and a different endurance. They make you weep and clap. Mainly, they make you feel." Judith Baumel ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Confrontation Press
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Jeffrey Kane, bereaved father of Gabriel, writes poetry to express his grief and love for his son. Overriding any opinion I have of the poetry itself is my respect for the grief and love that this father feels and bravely expresses. My favorite poem in here is the one that gave the title to the book "life as a novice". It is a complete and succinct truth, in my "I'm a bereaved parent too" opinion. I intend to donate this book to my bereaved Mother's Group's library.