"IN LOVING MEMORY is an elegant, elegiac poem by Roxanne Hoffman, illustrated by Edward Odwitt in a style reminiscent of classic Edward Gorey. This somber, tender and darkly ironic verse is about the ceremonies of death and grieving...as well as their parallels to the rituals of abiding love and remembrance. IN LOVING MEMORY should be on everyone's shelves as it reflects on one of the darkest human experiences with insight and humanity in a charmingly gothic presentation." -Garth von Buchholz, Author, publisher and member of the National Book Critics' Circle "Roxanne Hoffman has been a whirlwind of poetics for some time now. IN LOVING MEMORY is not only a worthy addition to her oeuvre but an original, deeply human-and warmly humane-vision of the rites of final passage. Of course there is trauma, that of irreconcilable loss, but here Roxanne brings the full coin of her poetic mind to bear. In sustained elegiacal rhyme she paints a methodically wrought landscape that is beautifully subjective yet utterly universal. The portraiture is further enriched by the stark, almost child-like illustrations of Edward Odwitt. The sum effort is a melodic, imaginative riposte to the reverberations of loss, a moment heartbreakingly, heartwarmingly wrought into poetry." -Adam Henry Carriere, Publisher of "Danse Macabre"