“Shapiro’s poems about her life with her beloved Bernie flow like the most immersive novel, unfolding the story of a soul-mated relationship in language so gorgeous, it stops your breath even as it opens your heart. How lucky, lucky, these two lovers were. And how lucky, lucky we readers are to experience their journey.” — Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of 13 novels, including Pictures of You and With Or Without You
These poems are. extraordinary investigations of heartbreak in the face of loss…. Death, Please Wait is not something to wait on. It has that much lifeblood in its pages. — Matthew Lippman, Author of Mesmerizingly Sadly Beautiful
“In these tender-yet-earth-shattering poems, Shapiro peels layers from the inside lining of her heart and somehow warms us in its aching
chambers. She takes grief apart and somehow puts us all back together again….Read them to feel alive.” — Ali Whitelock, Author of The lactic acid in the calves of your despair
“Death, Please Wait is a collection of brutally honest poems…testaments to true love as well as the power of healing as this couple is forever bound together on the winding streets.” — Paul Schaeffer, Author of The Cruelties of Brooklyn
“These are poems of intense feelings and exactness. To say they are grief poems is only to recognize their beauty, love, generosity, and longing. Death, Please Wait, boldly sings of our mutable world, where each of us wakes into something frighteningly new.” — June Gould, Ph. D. Author of Winter in All of Us, E.P. Dutton.