“What are you up to, Death?” I ask. Death looks at me.
“Everyone’s writing poetry,” says Death.
“I thought I’d give it a whirl.”
From making cookies with Death to creating a shared Pinterest board, Tiffany Tang brings humor and absurdity to her conversations with this dark, and apparently misunderstood, figure of the afterlife in her first collection of poetry.
Originally created to cope with the onslaught of depression and then developed on a dare during National Poetry Month, these “creepy little death poems” are a testament to the transformative potential of writing, laughter and binge baking.
Unsolicited reader reviews copied and pasted here for your reference and amusement:
David Krieger, 2/14/14
Anonymous in Westport, 2/16/14
Janet S. Tiger, 2/26/14
Jenny Karns, 3/6/14
Justine L. Hince, 3/7/14
Irene Sankoff, 3/12/14
Cristyn Chandler, 3/16/14
A. Pfeifer, 4/10/14
Maynard Wade, 5/23/14
Alison Crane, 6/18/14
Matt Lewis, 10/14/14