Piece Comment

Review of Memorial

Like the very best radio, this piece is both funny and sad. It also manages to be both matter-of fact, and tender…. and so intimate, it’s painful. The writing is just great, too, and Dmae’s reading is shockingly sweet yet also nuanced. At something like five minutes it has more to say about life, death and family than most feature length films. It’s a throat punch to the heart, guaranteed to leave you choked up. Dmae’s mother is everybody’s mother.