Vanessa Furse Jackson
Grief Road: Poems of Loss and Celebration
The poems in this collection trace the journey of grief undertaken by Vanessa Furse Jackson after she lost her husband Robb. Yet while profoundly moving, they are not despairing or dispiriting. The poems are powerful, continually surprising, and always sensitive to place and atmosphere. The road travelled may be a personal one, but the discoveries along the way have universal resonance, offering comfort to any who have suffered a similar experience. These are poems both rich and strange, sorrowful yet celebratory, that ultimately reach towards hope.