"A beautiful, personal collection of family photos and poems that express the author's most inner feelings. Nostalgic and heartfelt, Gauffreau's poems are written in the Japanese style of tanka, simple, thoughtful, and full of love. Filled with wonderful memories of the past."
~Kristi Elizabeth, Manhattan Book Review
"Poetry readers willing to walk the road of grief and family connections will find Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrance a psychological treasure trove. It's a very accessible poetic tribute that brings with it something to hold onto--the memories and foundations of past family joys, large and small."
~Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
"Grief Songs: Poems of Love & Remembrance is a passionate ode to loved ones lost and an intimate portrayal of one family's shared grief. It holds the key to solace in home photographs and illustrates just how special our singular moments can be.
~Toni Woodruff, Independent Book Review
Note: Due to the formatting of the photographs, the Kindle version is incompatible with the Kindle Paperwhite reader.
Elizabeth Gauffreau writes fiction and poetry with a strong connection to family and place. She holds a B.A. in English from Old Dominion University and an M.A. in English/Fiction Writing from the University of New Hampshire. Her fiction and poetry have been published in literary magazines and several themed anthologies. Her debut novel, Telling Sonny, was published in 2018. Liz lives in Nottingham, New Hampshire with her husband.
On the Tea, Toast & Trivia podcast, Liz and her daughter Sonia discuss how storytelling through poetry offers a way to express grief, celebrate memories of loved ones, and evoke readers' own fond memories.