Autumn Song Essays on AbsenceAugust 23, 2023 By Collegeville Institute Patrice Gopo University of Nebraska Press, 2023 Visit this title on the publisher's website. We all live lives littered with what we leave behind: places we once lived, friendships we once had, dreams we once envisioned, the people we once were. Each new day we attempt to find a way to continue living despite the absences we experience because of loss and disappointment, injustice and inequity, change and the passage of time. Autumn Song: Essays on Absence invites readers into one Black woman’s experiences encountering absences, seeing beyond the empty spaces, and grasping at the glimmers of glory that remain. In a world marred with brokenness, these glimmers speak to the possibility of grieving losses, healing heartache, and allowing ourselves to be changed. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.