A review of
Here Lies: Poems
Paperback: Stephen F. Austin State UPress, 2018
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Reviewed by Aarik Danielsen
We encounter two sure things in life. Once Tax Day comes and goes each April, we’re left with plenty of time to think about the other one.
There are nearly as many ways of dealing with death as there are living people. My soon-to-be 5-year-old, facing the death of a family member for the first time, asked scores of questions. Some were quite innocent, others surprising: “Do you want me to die?” he asked on an occasion I met with immediate reassurance.