Grief Dreams Podcast

E199 - Caitlin Garvey - The Mourning Report

June 18, 2021

Caitlin Garvey is a writer and English professor in Chicago. She has an MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University and an MA in English Literature from DePaul University. Her work has been published in Post Road Magazine, Little Fiction: Big Truths, The Baltimore Review, The Tishman Review, and others. Her debut memoir, The Mourning Report, is about losing her mother to cancer and collecting the stories of the people who played a role in her mother's care.


In this episode we talk about her relationship with her mother, navigating through university while grieving, attempting suicide, finding purpose and direction, her new book ‘The Mourning Report’, interviewing others about her mother, and grief dreams of her mother.


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