The Human Half

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Pub Date: 05/07/2019

Pages: 112

Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.

Imprint: BOA Editions Ltd.

ISBN 13: 9781942683803

ISBN 10: 1942683804

Price: / $22.99 CAN$17.00

Category: POETRY / American / General

The Human Half

By Deborah Brown

Price: $17.00



About the Book

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 Book

A glimmering collection of poems that find solace in beauty, mythology, and the stars while enduring familial struggles and loss.


Deborah Brown’s first book, Walking the Dog’s Shadow (BOA Editions, 2009), won the A. J. Poulin Jr. Award 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 in Warner, NH.