THE DETAILS WILL BE GONE SOON is a close investigation of the primordial underpinnings behind Alzheimer’s disease and the emotional wreckage left in its wake.
THE DETAILS WILL BE GONE SOON is a close investigation of the primordial underpinnings behind Alzheimer’s disease and the emotional wreckage left in its wake. This poetry collection follows the speaker and his grandmother, Nana, and the various memories shared between the two. At times, the collection seeks to illustrate the loose word associations, frustrations, and existential cloud cover that darkens dementia’s horizons. Other poems steer toward youth and hope, extolling love, lessons learned, and shared experiences. This dichotomy allows the collection to successfully walk that critical line that families of Alzheimer’s patients often experience: one that straddles between the unfairly diminished, barely-present caricature versus the vibrant, vigor-filled past-selves that close friends and family spent a lifetime loving.
Jeremy is the poet laureate of Parma, Ohio ('22-'23). He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University and chemistry/theatre degrees from Marietta College. He has authored more than a half-dozen plays and three poetry collections: We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns (Unsolicited Press, 2019), The Less-Traveled Street (Maverick Duck Press, 2022), and THE DETAILS WILL BE GONE SOON (ELJ Editions, 2023). He hosts the Ohio Poetry Association's podcast Poetry Spotlight, has run the West Side Poetry Workshop he founded in 2015, and is president of the Flamingo Writers' Guild. He also established a poetry and playwriting fellowship at Marietta College, which is in its third year. Jeremy teaches English and writing at Notre Dame College.