Thomas Lynch is the author of five collections of poems, five books of essays and a book of stories, Apparition & Late Fictions. The Undertaking won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His work has appeared in The Atlantic and Granta, The New Yorker and Esquire, Poetry and The Paris Review, and has been the subject of two documentary films, Learning Gravity by Cathal Black for the BBC and RTE and PBS Frontline’s The Undertaking. The Depositions – New & Selected Essays was published by W.W. Norton in November, 2019. Bone Rosary – New & Selected Poems will be published by David R. Godine in 2021. He lives in Milford, Michigan where he has been the funeral director since 1974, and in Moveen, Co. Clare, Ireland where he keeps an ancestral cottage.
A selection of the very best from one of America’s most thought-provoking writers: poems on life, faith, doubt, and death that read like memoir, essay, and story. As The New York Times wrote, Thomas Lynch’s work is “likely to resonate with many who have come face to face with life’s most important questions.”