Daisy Fried – “…nothing more to say”: Arguments with Writing Grief (July 2022)
Daisy Fried’s lecture investigates the protocols and process of writing grief. If one’s goal is professional and artistic more than therapeutic, what does it mean to write well about grief? Must my grief be like other people’s grief? Can writing about grief be too private altogether? Fried looks, sometimes argumentatively, at poems and prose that make grief their subject in ways both artistically exhilarating and authentic in works by Susan Howe, Gwendolyn Brooks, Max Porter, Jay Hopler, and others.