The Art of Grief Poems

A reading and discussion about how to use them to heal

by Janée Baugher



When facing loss and preparing for a funeral, we often look for comfort in poetry that reminds us of our loved one and of experiences we share with others. Grief poems can unite people during hard times and provide comfort through words that express a deep-held love for the departed. Join Janée Baugher in a reading of grief poems and how to choose those that offer tender words of commemoration and serve as simple reminders that our loved one will live on in our hearts.

Materials: Selected poems from the 2013 anthology of contemporary poetry, "The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing," edited by Kevin Young and published by Bloomsbury.

Chapter 1:   January 15

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