Conference Proceeding: Carrying On: How Poetry Helped a Jewish Daughter Mourn the Loss of Her Mother

Lesléa Newman and her mother shared a love of literature, particularly poetry. Lesléa found that writing poems both during her mother’s illness and after she died was a great comfort and a way to both mourn her mother’s death and to celebrate her life. During this presentation, Lesléa will read brief selections from her poetry collection, I Carry My Mother, and discuss the writing process.