Here is a collection of contemporary elegies by 15 poets and a violinist compiled during what the Chinese call the season of grief. When faced with great loss, many artists search for remnants of memory to create something meaningful out of what is gone. What the living do, if we are to follow Marie Howe’s edict, is to make music and poetry.
Contributors to Autumnal: Vicki Brown, Tedi Lopez-Mills, Wendy Burk, Jennifer Barber, Sylvia Um, Sandra Lim, Jane Miller, Marie Howe, Deborah Fries, Renee Angle, Niki Herd, Elline Lipkin, Joni Wallace, Olga Broumas, Frances Sjoberg, and Ann Dernier.
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