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The Seven Yards of Sorrow

The Seven Yards of Sorrow


In his collection, The Seven Yards of Sorrow, David E. Cowen explores death through reflection in a cemetery still-life through his words and photography. There’s beauty in the tragedy, screams lodged in the headstones, and when the sun sets, Cowen gives new meaning to reformation and penance.

—Stephanie M. Wytovich, Bram Stoker-nominated author of Mourning Jewelry and An Exorcism of Angels

There are 10,000 bodies buried in the Galveston cemetery and in The Seven Yards of Sorrow, David E. Cowen not only speaks for them, he channels them in symbiotic poetry. For all intents and purposes, these are the words of ghosts, brought to us in a celebration of life by crossing over into death.

—Peter Saloman, Bram Stoker-nominated author of All Those Broken Angels

The Seven Yards of Sorrow is a collection of poetry that tells the stories of several lost souls from the island of Galveston, TX. Historically, the island had several burial problems its weather made it difficult to properly give their dead a peaceful resting place. The amount of lost souls is immeasurable. The poems in this collection provide a chilling and historical story that lingers around the island of Galveston.

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