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Borrowing from nature, art, mythology, and personal memory, All the Shades of Grief represents an attempt to articulate the universal language of loss. From the death of a loved one to watching flying ants dying on the pavement, each poem in this chapbook seeks to confront grief and force it into the light as something we must all experience and exorcise.
Some of the poems refer directly to the personally seismic event of the death of the poet’s mother, such as an honest rehashing of ‘The Five Stages of Grief’. Others deal with grief and loss in a more ‘everyday’ way, trying to encompass all the myriad shapes (or ‘shades’) of grief that we go through, the kind that can creep up and breathe down your neck with no warning whatsoever, the reverberations that never quite go away. Poems such as ‘Apollo and Hyacinth’ and the first-place prize-winning ‘Daphne’ translate death and loss from ancient mythology to modern-day relevance. This book doesn’t seek to tell you that everything will be alright, that the pain will go away – rather, it wants to hold your hand and feel it all right beside you, to whisper in your ear that you are not alone.
All the Shades of Grief is part coping-mechanism, part moonlit-wondering, and a whole heart, trying to heal itself.
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A wonderfully sweet ode to the Pangolin, a creature I knew nothing of before I read Juliette's poem. Shipping was prompt, and Juliette was very quick in responding to questions. I look forward to purchasing more from this shop.
I purchased this tiny book with a few other items. What a wonderful idea to publish micro chapbooks! Shipping was prompt and Juliette answered all my questions about the items. I'll be purchasing more from her shop.
Such a treat to have a tiny book of poetry I can carry around! I purchased this with a few other items. Shipping was prompt and Juliette was kind enough to answer questions I had about the items. I'll be purchasing more from her shop.
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