N.H. poet to visit Gibson’s

  • The Half Human by Deborah Brown.

Published: 5/17/2019 1:38:42 PM
Modified: 5/17/2019 1:38:29 PM

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

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, Brown holds space for wonder amidst of life’s seasons of longing.

Brown’s first book, Walking the Dog’s Shadow, 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. With Richard Jackson and Susan Thomas, she translated the poems in Last Voyage.

She lives on a dairy farm in Warner with her husband and their cats.

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