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by Tom Beck and Kristin Paulson


An absence lurks at the heart of this collection of twenty-one poems and illustrations. Part meditation on time and seasons — the subtle shifting from day to day, the agonizingly slow pace of change — and part a measured search for the elusive words for grief, this collection explores the shapes, sounds, and textures of loss.


Combining formal and free verse poems, long and short, each complemented by a beautiful and unique painting, readers have described the collection as "magical" and "uniquely fantastic and full of feeling."

The Shape of Absence

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