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Max Porter: Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Grief is the Thing with Feathers: Max Porter (Faber and Faber)


Photo by Tom Swinnen from Pexels

A father, his two sons and the crow narrate the experience of grief after the sudden death of a wife and mother.

This was beautiful, moving and only made my cry once… (ok twice).

I’m in no way a poetry buff. In fact I actively avoided it to the best of my abilities throughout my school and university education. Well maybe it’s time for that to change.

It’s only wee, I read it in about an hour, and if you’ve felt like poetry is really not your vibe then this could be the thing to change your mind. Maybe it’s time for me to start hanging out with the poetry kids. I could buy myself a hat and smoke roll-ups.


Would be really keen to hear any recommendations you have for other books like this!


Featured Image: Photo by Dean Truderung on Unsplash


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