10.29.17 Six Feet Under

Irish-American funeral director and poet Thomas Lynch once said, “A good funeral gets the dead where they need to go and the living where they need to be.” Dearly beloved, we are gathered here for another edition of melodically challenged, so put on your black clothes, bake a casserole for the next of kin, and get ready to go six feet under.



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At My Funeral – Helene Cordona

After Vallejo – A.B. Spellman

Family Plot – Stefanie Wortman

Suicide (as if Napping During Twilight) – John Olivares Espinoza

What Do Women Want? – Kim Addonizio

Fainting at My Grandfather’s Funeral – Sean Nevin

The Amplified World – Paul Guest

Letter to a Stranger – Tina Chang

Elegy for My Father – Annie Finch

Funeral March for Brass – Kevin McLeod

Still Life with Suicide – Alexander Long

Elegy where Small Towns are Obscured by Mountains – Matthew Olzmann

Funeral Song – The Minks

Operation Dreamland – Sean Witt

Ground Swell – Mark Jarman

Ars Poetica with Vulture – Colin Cheney

Telling the Bees – John Greenleaf Whittier

Telling the Bees – Deborah Digges

My Name is Death – Allister Thompson

To the Men who Mow the County Graveyards- Charlotte Matthews

The Dead – Kerrin McCadden

My Grandmother, in Increments – Joseph O. Legaspi

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