The follow are links to resources for widows, and then information pertaining to The Widows’ Handbook and its creation.

Resources for Widows

Modern Loss – (information about camps for people of all ages who have suffered losses, newsletters with useful essays, etc.)

Hope for Widows –  (support system for, and developed by, widowed women. Helps connect new widows with other widows to offer peer-to-peer support and other resources.)

(Note: The website for The Widdahood is currently not functioning)

The W Connection (widows helping widows)

Camp Widow (regional gatherings, several each year)

The Widowed Village (groups and resources for women & men)

Out Of The Ark: Alone In A Coupled World After The Death Of A Husband

Widow 2.0

Demoted To Lunch: The Underbelly Of Grief

Also, search ‘Spousal Bereavement Groups’ for links in your area, if you think a face-to-face group setting would be helpful. Some people like them, others prefer the on-line group support connections.

Religious Resources

 Kaddish, Women’s Voices


About The Widows’ Handbook and writing about grief

Interview on Best American Poetry, April 24, 2013 – Kawin

Words that do Work: Creating The Widows’ Handbook – Menn

The Healing Nature of Grief Poetry – Truax

Trusting the process –  Thiele

Different Life/Different Poems – Steinbaum