Thursday, March 7, 2013

Review of When the Grandmother Dies by Fady Joudah

When the Grandmother Dies by Fady Joudah was offered by's Poem-A-Day on March 7, 2013.  The author reveals in his notes that each section was written as a text message exactly 160 character in length.  This is a novel approach to poetry writing (at least to me), perhaps even a new poetry form, and the challenge must have been great.


  1. This poem really shows the grieving process. It shows the times when you just sit around and think of times you shared. The sepreation of the lines shows the seperation of the grandmother and the grand children. I also like the part where it says that havnt been to family reunions it a while becuase it makes you think that you never know what you have until its gone


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