From the Brooklyn Book Festival

A few things I picked up from the Poets Tell All talk with Elizabeth Alexander and Tracy K. Smith as they discussed writing about grief:

“I realized I am not the only keeper of family  memories.” -EA

“I am not the first person [to grieve, feel loss, write about loss].”- EA

“a label is like tongs… now we can handle it… diffuse the pain of it.” – TKS