Loughborough Research Fellow set to release book on motherhood and grief

Cover design: © Tamarin Norwood and Luke Bird, Art Direction by House of Thought

Loughborough University Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Dr Tamarin Norwood, has written a new book titled ‘The Song of the Whole Wide World: On Grief, Motherhood and Poetry’.

A few months into pregnancy, Tamarin learned that the baby she was carrying would not live. Over the sleepless weeks that followed, Tamarin, her husband and their three-year-old son tried to navigate the unfamiliar waters of anticipatory sorrow and prepare for what was to come.

The book, which will be published by The Indigo Press in February 2024, is a moving account of anticipatory grief, the 72 minutes of her son Gabriel’s life, and silent maternity leave.