In our deepest grief we still turn instinctively to poetry for solace. These poems, drawn from many different ages and cultures, remind us that the experience of parting is a timelessly human one: however alone the loss of a loved one leaves us, our mourning is also something that deeply unites us; these poems of parting and passing, of sorrow and healing, will find a deep echo within those who find themselves dealing with grief or bereavement. Whatever our loss, it is assuaged in finding a voice - and whether that voice is one of private remembrance or public memorial, All the Poems You Need to Say Goodbye will help you towards it.
About the Author
Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. He works as a musician and editor, and has written four collections of poems, Nil, Nil (1993), God's Gift to Women (1997) - winner of both the TS Elliot Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize - The Eyes (1999), and Landing Light (2003). He lives in Kirriemuir, Angus.