The Crying Book

When, where, why do we cry?  How is it that some are predisposed to cry little and others to weep endlessly?  Why does it so often feel shameful? When does it relieve us, does it trap us in depression?  Peaceful and powerful, The Crying Book is a poetic examination of the art of weeping.  Poet Heather Christle meditates on tears, grief, in a graceful mourning song held together by personal experiences, scientific insight, and her most beloved—poetry.  In the face of great loss, Christle’s account is crystalline and mystical, a necessary embrace for the bereaved, and validating manifesto to the tearful. Recommended by Mary

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ISBN: 9781948226448
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Published: Catapult - November 5th, 2019


"A poignant and piercing examination of the phenomenon of tears--exhaustive, yes, but also open-ended. . . A deeply felt, and genuinely touching, book." --Esm Weijun Wang, author of The Collected Schizophrenias