The Human Half, with poet Deborah Brown

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Poet Deborah Brown visits Gibson's Bookstore to share the intimate poems from her new volume of verse, The Human Half.

Threaded with echoes of familial trauma—a sister’s battle with cancer, a brother’s struggles with depression—the lyric poems in The Human Half reveal an open-hearted speaker who finds solace in the beauties of celestial navigation, the flowers along the railroad tracks, and the brushwork of Vermeer and Van Gogh. Filled with quirks of perception, Deborah Brown holds space for wonder amidst of life’s seasons of longing.

About the author: Deborah Brown’s first book, Walking the Dog’s Shadow (BOA, 2009), won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize from BOA Editions and a New Hampshire Literary Award. With Maxine Kumin and Annie Finch, she edited Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics (Univ. of Arkansas Press, 2005). With Richard Jackson and Susan Thomas, she translated the poems in Last Voyage: Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli (Red Hen Press, 2010). She lives on a dairy farm in Warner, NH, with her husband and their cats.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
The Human Half (American Poets Continuum #173) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781942683803
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: BOA Editions - May 7th, 2019

Threaded with echoes of familial trauma--a sister's battle with cancer, a brother's struggles with depression--the lyric poems in The Human Half reveal an open-hearted speaker who finds solace in the beauties of celestial navigation, the flowers along the railroad tracks, and the brushwork of Vermeer and Van Gogh.


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