Please Bury Me in This
Allison Benis White
Please Bury Me in This is a series of letters. The speaker grieves the death of her father and the loss of several women to suicide while contemplating her own death and the nature of language as a means of human connection that transcends our temporal lives. This book is also concerned with the intergenerational trauma of the children of Holocaust survivors.
from Please Bury Me in This:
Dear Kitty, Dear God, Dear Lucifer. I cut my hair off this morning, placed the long blond braid in an envelope. There is only one arc: suffering, transformation. Dear Linda, Sexton wrote to her daughter on a flight to St. Louis, I love you. In other words, these words, their spectacular lack.