Loving the Dead
In this haunting collection, poems serve as "steps to the past," building a road where dreams lead to memory and questions to prayer. They curve between sadness and regret, while sorrow hovers nearby, according to Sandy Coomer.
In language infused with the perfume of garden and color, Loving the Dead weaves poems of loss, absence, and aging into one bright epiphany that the dark vessels of our minds/taste the light of stars. - KB Ballentine
About Helga Karin Kidder (Chattanooga, Tennessee Author)
Helga Kidder lives in the Tennessee hills with her husband. She is co-founder of the Chattanooga Writers Guild. She has an MFA from Vermont College. Her poetry has been published in various journals, most recently in Abyss and Apex, American Diversity Report, and Poetry Quarterly.
Kidder has four poetry collections: Wild Plums, Luckier than the Stars, Blackberry Winter, and Loving the Dead, which won the 2020 Blue Light Press Book Award.