This new poetry collection records a friendship between two artists formed in the shadow of illness and mortality. Using the renga and haiku as departure points, Wee wrestles with the limits of art and of documentation even as he summons werewolves, ghosts, and other myths. Faced with the inadequacies of witnessing, An Epic of Durable Departures moves towards the living in reverse time, opening with obituaries and ending with a renewed beginning.