Annaliese Jakimides: Paying Attention to the Silver Lining


Annaliese Jakimides’ son committed suicide when he was 21. Today she keeps his memory alive by talking with everyone she meets — just the way he used to. In these personal connections, Jakimides believes she has found a silver lining in her youngest son’s death.

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Annaliese Jakimides is a writer and artist. Her poetry, essays, and short fiction have appeared in publications including Utne Reader, Hip Mama, Bangor Metro, GQ Italy, and Beloit Poetry Journal. A native of Boston, Jakimides lives in Bangor, Maine.