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The Language of Grief. Alex Gallo-BrownFifty poems about grief, loss, and the difficulty of moving on.

Praise for The Language of Grief

“Alex Gallo-Brown’s poems are the sad and beautiful tales of a lost son, lost father and, yes, lost generation. But these poems are fun and smart. Flooded with imagery and besotted with music. I love them.”

— Sherman Alexie

“The poet has lost his father, and the baffling, overwhelming grief is the sustained bass note under these songs of innocence and experience. To have arrived at his level of control while writing of a great blow, as well as of the uncontrollable plagues of youth—feverish loneliness, ecstasy shading into disillusion—is remarkable. In ‘Vantage Point’ he longs to get as high as the crow looking down from a wire, so he might be able to see a pattern. The pattern is here, in his art, in these poems that bring tears.”

— Valerie Trueblood

“Grief isn't always about death, rather it's a fundamental part of living a rich, meaningful life. Alex Gallo-Brown understands this on a deep level, and his masterful, lyrical poems convey the sad beauty of letting go.”

— Claire Bidwell Smith



Language of Grief (print version): $13.95 (with shipping/handling)

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