Among the Dead reviewed on HTMLGIANT

among_the_deadOn HTMLGIANT, Ginger Ko praises Becca Jensen’s Among the Dead: Ah! and Afterward Yes! for the way it “brings literary legacy into personal legacy, and voices personal legacy through poetic narrative.” She goes on:

The poignancy of the family’s story in Among the Dead brings the reader into the dizzying consideration of the infinitely-looping triangulation between stories and poems, the reader’s incorporation of stories and poems into their private lives, and the writer’s role in solidifying lives—their own lives, their characters’ lives, their readers’ lives—through the creation of new work. Jensen provides the reader with references to ancient Greek texts, scholarly Jewish thought from before the Common Era, Shakespeare, Romantic poets, Old English epics, and modern-day feminist poets. With these references swimming in our heads, Jensen presents us with a family arc that is distorted and surreal, but made meaningful and touching through the stories and poetry from which the family’s fragments are derived.

Read Ko’s full review at HTMLGIANT.

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