For Those I Have Loved is a collection of poems by Ontario-based bilingual poet Kyla Heyming (KPH). She dedicates this volume to her recently deceased “Opa”, saying of him that he was “a great man who made me fall in love with stories.”
The collection is also for all those who have lost someone they were close to. Kyla knows that to have the chance to love at all is a profound blessing, even when it means we must ultimately be faced with grief. Moments of love, loss, and self-discovery, captured at their rawest on the typewriter, resonate with readers from all ages and walks of life, as they speak of universal experiences and truths.
Poet Trisha Cull calls Kyla’s work “a sublime elegy for the dead. These naked straightforward poems seek to understand the complexities of grief in its many facets.”