Author name: Gurmeet Kaur

Gurmeet Kaur is a critic and poet living on Wurundjeri Country. Her work has appeared in Ambit, Cordite, the Sydney Review of Books, Peril, Kill Your Darlings, and elsewhere. She is a 2023 New Critic at Kill Your Darlings.

Gurmeet Kaur

A Glossary of Grief

I refuse to hold this much grief and grow around it. To normalise this. Though the loss will be interminable, let it wrap around the whole of us, shroud us in its haunting so that we forever remain tender enough to bear witness.