Still Life in Milford

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Still Life in Milford


By Thomas Lynch

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393319736, 139pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1999

In Still Life in Milford Thomas Lynch tenders poems on life and death, history and memory, the local and the larger geographies. " Thomas Lynch's] poems . . . are as stark and graceful as geese lifting off backwater. The poems trace from the rural midwest to London and County Clare, a quiet elegy of loss and testament. But then Lynch is by trade a mortician, and by craft a bard." " Lynch] evinces a steady wisdom drawn from years of passionate attention to daily experience." Seattle Weekly.

About the Author
Thomas Lynch is a funeral director and the author of several books of essays, poems, and short stories. His book, "The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade" won an American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His work has been the subject of two documentary films including the Emmy Award-winning "The Undertaking" (PBS Frontline, 2007). Visit his website at