Beloved on the Earth

150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude

By Jim Perlman (Editor); Deborah Cooper (Editor); Mara Hart (Editor); Pamela Mittlefehldt (Editor)
(Holy Cow! Press, Paperback, 9780977945894, 256pp.)

Publication Date: June 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the November 2009 Indie Next List
“Beloved on the Earth is the best book on the subject that I've come across. Beautiful pieces from May Sarton, Rilke, Mary Jo Bang, and Jane Kenyon are included, but you will make many other discoveries, too. Full of warming and wise poems, this is a collection that will help readers find comfort and solace.”
-- Linda Grana, Lafayette Book Store, Lafayette, CA


150 poems that respond to the experience of death, mourning, and gratitude for lost loved ones.

About the Author

Jim Perlman is the founding editor and publisher of Holy Cow! Press. He has edited to previous anthologies (Brother Songs: A Male Anthology of Poetry, 1979; and, with Ed Folsom, Dan Campion Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song (1981; rev. ed. 1998). He lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Deborah Cooper is the author of four poetry chapbooks, most recently "Between the Ceiling & The Moon" by Finishing Line Press. She has used poetry extensively in her work as a Hospice Chaplain and conducts writing classes for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one. She and her husband, Joel, a visual artist, frequently exhibit their collaborative images. Mara Hart writes memoir in prose and poetry. She has been an editor of several literary periodicals. Her book, "Lovecraft's New York Circle," was published in 2007 by Hippocampus Press, New York City. Pamela Mittlefehldt is a poet and a mystery writer. She has retired from teaching at Saint Cloud State University where she taught American Studies and Community Studies. Currently, she is working on a collection of essays about the meaning of place, and is exploring the power of story to transform our lives as individuals and as a community.

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