Join Norwalk Public Library on Saturday, March 19 at 3:00 pm on Zoom to hear Diode author Joan Kwon Glass speak on her forthcoming poetry book, NIGHT SWIM.
In NIGHT SWIM, Joan Kwon Glass navigates the dark sea of loss to suicide, after losing her sister and her 11-year old nephew to suicide within a two month span of time. In this testimony of grief and survival, she weaves a suicide survivorship narrative told through the five stages of grief. This narrative includes the author’s memories of the weeks leading up to the deaths, her regrets, scenes from the funerals, erasures from police reports, and the forging ahead with daily life in spite of maddening sorrow, burning questions, and all that remains unresolved. Although NIGHT SWIM tells the story of extraordinary loss, it is also a testament to how even against the harshest currents, in the darkest waters, we can swim up, and through.