Spanning ages and species and cultures, Heather Altfeld’s Post-Mortem pays tribute to the passing glory of this planet and all that our hands have made. These often long-form, expansive poems take many shapes and modes, including prose poem sequences, sestinas, kaddishes, and obituaries. No matter the form it inhabits, however, Altfeld’s voice is unmistakable and one-of-a-kind. Whether considering mythical creatures, historical lives, or contemporary culture, Altfeld’s poems are hilarious and deeply moving, somehow, at the same time. Buy this book from our affiliate Bookshop.org.