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Letting Go: Fourteen Mourning Sonnets

Authors: Josephine Balmer

Published by Agenda Editions

ISBN: 9781908527240

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Josephine Balmer's delicate yet quietly powerful new sonnet sequence traces the devastating impact of the sudden death of her mother. Adopting Balmer's characteristic merging of original poetry with classical versioning, Letting Go: Fourteen Mourning Sonnets draws on a variety of sources and inspirations, from Virgil's Georgics to Google's Street View. Poignant and passionate, these poems re-enact the crushing pain – and final acceptance – of a bereavement which 'feels like too little love. Or too much'.
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