The Undertaking Author:Thomas Lynch "Tom Lynch's book achieves an extraordinary range of tones - somber, blackly comedic, plainspoken, lamentatory, all of them united by Lynch's good-humored morbidity. He has written a personal and quirky kind of masterpiece about Last Things, a book James Joyce would have been happy to call a 'funferal.'" — -- JOHN LANCHESTER — "Kafka said that a ... more »book should be an ax for the frozen sea within us. Thomas Lynch certainly break a lot of ice in 'The Undertaking.' As both poet and undertaker, Lynch writes with an elegant and penetrating rawness."
-- JIM HARRISON
"I'm in awe of Thomas Lynch's way with language: the plainspoken honesty of this poet's prose."