The Persistence of Ashes by Kenneth Salzmann
Approx. 1,270 words.
Published on April 13, 2011 by
Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises.
A chapbook containing seven poems of loss and healing by Kenneth Salzmann, including the title poem as well as "Blood Counts," "After the Diagnosis," "Progress Notes," "When the Plum Tree Blossomed," "Transparency" and "Small, round words."
"'The Persistence of Ashes’ -- from the oxymoron of the title through the rose-laden lives and deaths of the two women is enormously moving."
- Reader review