8.5" x 5.5" two signatures with hand sewn binding
Published April 2018
Smith, using both poetry and prose, documents the disappearance of her father and her ensuing journey through loss, revealing how unexpected moments can turn suddenly sacred. Her work explores not only our relationships, but our relationships with the lost and with the found, with grief, and with the whole self. What remains after loss? And what doesn’t. An essai in its truest and most intimate form, Held is meant for any reader searching for more searching, for the parts of us that go deeper, for more.