What a fantastic night of laughter and heartbreak. Sally Lehman’s anthology Bear the Pall about the loss of a parent really brought the house to tears many times and made people laugh at others.
Jared John Smith said about Bear the Pall, “The is a way to grieve. A cardboard coffin and tattooed Jesus. A mother’s energy returned as nature. Awkward times, dad and daughter. Three word phrases to spell out painful facts, a redefined Hell…This collection penetrates numbness without stinging. Every contribution here is sacred and lovely.”
Here are a few photos from the night: