About the book
Though relatively small, the poetry collection of Samantha Barendson is a well-thought-over, complete project rooted in the profound experience of the loss. The “reconstruction of the father”, who passed away when she was two, takes the form of an almost theatrical string – or a metaphorical train – of poems which carry the daughter to the funeral of the one who preceded her. The landscapes she travels through merge with the landscapes of memory, filling the empty spaces of loss and making headway towards the terminus station – towards the final “Live”.