This remarkable book of poetry is an emotional touchstone for anyone who has lost a loved one. The author courageously takes us through his exploration of life following the sudden death, at age 24, of his eldest daughter. Its all here, in devastating chronological order: the horror of the event itself; the anger and rage; the heartbreaking flashes from the past; the memory-induced eruptions of uncontrollable sadness; every wrenching note of the grieving process.
Saul Bennett demonstrates through his meticulously constructed verse that there is life after loss, that you don't have to 'get over it', and that you can carry on and find continued meaning to life after the loss of a loved one. You will find yourself picking this book up again and again . . . and will be touched and moved each time you do so.
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Praise for New Fields and Other Stones
"Saul Bennetts New Fields and Other
Stones takes the reader into his dark night of the soul to look at the raw emotions
and subjects which in the past have been taboo to expose. He is not afraid to expose a
fathers grief and a familys grief. More importantly, he describes masculine
griefwhich is so different from feminine griefin a way that will allow male
grievers to identify with his pain and thus normalize their own. As a grief therapist and
grief educator, I welcome Sauls book on many levels. Whether you have had a child
die, or have suffered from any loss, Saul Bennetts words will ring a familiar chord
not only in your heart, but in your soul."
Shelley Grod Tatelbaum, MS Certified Grief Therapist,
Founder and Director of the Center for
Grief, Loss and Life Transition, Poughkeepsie, New York