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Mattie John Bamman

MATTIE JOHN BAMMAN is a poet, developmental editor, and culinary-travel author in Portland, Oregon.

FUNERAL POETRY: A Last-Ditch Effort

Death leaves us speechless. I lost my sister-in-law unexpectedly six months ago and in the aftermath my wife, my family, and I barely spoke. Of course, we spent entire days together; it’s just that the words had all gone bad.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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