Online • Live • 7:00pm PT/10:00pm ET
Joined by John Fox and Matthew Félix
Join Mike Bernhardt and very special guests for the launch of the 30th anniversary edition of Voices of the Grieving Heart. This new, expanded edition contains over 160 selected poems, essays, and images by 83 contributors who share their journeys through loss, grief, and transformation.
Foreword contributor John Fox, author of "Poetic Medicine" and founder of The Institute for Poetic Medicine, will share his thoughts; Mike will be in conversation with author and event host Matthew Félix; and three contributors will share readings from the collection.
When Mike Bernhardt’s wife died, he turned to writing poetry as a tool of healing. He later solicited the poetry of other people whose loved ones had died, receiving hundreds of submissions from around the world. The result was Voices of the Grieving Heart, first published in 1994. More than just an anthology of poetry, it is a companion on the darkest road many of us will ever have to travel: grieving the death of someone we loved.
This new, expanded edition contains over 160 selected poems, essays, and images by 83 contributors who share their journeys through loss, grief, and transformation, including:
- Deaths due to suicide, miscarriage, COVID-19, and other causes
- Reflections on grief, 30 years later, from first-edition contributors
- Prompts and blank pages for readers to add their own poetry
Please join us for this very special event in celebration of a very special book!