Review: What Loss Taught Me by Stephen Furlong

Published in the Green Hills Literary Lantern Summer 2019: “Loss abounds in Stephen Furlong’s new book, What Loss Taught Me—particularly of parents (and, indirectly, of shelter) and self. The speaker’s father moves in and out of these poems like a sometimes ambivalent, sometimes malevolent ghost. For Furlong, the father here is missing and painful, a packed away rain…