In Memory is a recapturing and celebration of the departed. Of joyful and poignant moments together in hospitals in Canada, in care homes for the aged in England, in walking in the English south Downs, in rainforests, and underwater in the Great Barrier Reef, and on horseback in Australia, and in the simple task of picking berries on a rural Ontario farm.
This is the most personal of Karen’s twenty-five published books as these poems engage directly with the individuals, with friends and with family whom each poem celebrates. The poet travels through time and space, descending to the dream world and journeying to the land of the dead, interacting with those who are now beyond.
Thank you to Axiom Publishing. Available through Amazon.
Stay tuned for a video of Karen reading from the collection and the book launch in Toronto!
Karen’s latest collection powerfully captures the turbulence of contemporary life, its individual crises and global disasters.
As a reviewer notes, “Karen Muhallen has wisely chosen theelegy as the keenest instrument to bear witness to our disappearing world.” With a unique style of documentary and witness poetry, she “moves through various cities and geographies narrating elegies of loss, of cultural murder”.
The wonderful untethered magazine is holding a live launch reading at Supermarket in Kensington Market from 7-10 PM on Wednesday June 15 and Karen will be reading. It will be a big event—masks please—and untethered‘s first live launch in two years.