The Unbearable Heart by Kimiko Hahn
From Kimiko Hahn, the celebrated poet of Earshot, The Unbearable Heart is a superbly composed and passionate book on grief and mourning. The poems are both formally innovative and openly cathartic, individually and collectively compelling, turning on their own axis as they revolve around one another. They span languages, landscapes cultures and perspectives. In The Unbearable Heart, Hahn examines the everchanging meaning of surviving the death of a loved one. This collection is a palpable moving mediation on life, death and their aftermath.