Beginning with halcyon days cast in soft light and cool dew, onward through veiled years of diagnosis and environmental damage, Death Becomes Us captures, with masterful grace and restraint, the intensity of absence and the importance of grief. Within the darkest moments of personal loss, Kristen Wittman’s second collection fashions a garden of love poems from memories of soft kisses giving way to the falling towers of a broken Eden. Here, where pain nurtures tender new petals, the ceaseless heartbeat of Mother Nature pulses underfoot, bringing forth every new dawn.Beginning with halcyon days cast in soft light and cool dew, onward through veiled years of diagnosis and environmental damage, Death Becomes Us captures, with masterful grace and restraint, the intensity of absence and the importance of grief. Within the darkest moments of personal loss, Kristen Wittman’s second collection fashions a garden of love poems from memories of soft kisses giving way to the falling towers of a broken Eden. Here, where pain nurtures tender new petals, the ceaseless heartbeat of Mother Nature pulses underfoot, bringing forth every new dawn.

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  • Kristen Wittman

    Kristen Wittman published one volume of poetry, Stone Boat, in 2004 and has a second coming out this year, Death Becomes Us, both by Turnstone Press. She lives in Winnipeg.