What the Living Do: Poems by Marie Howe

What the Living Do: Poems

Marie Howe

nonfiction poetry emotional reflective medium-paced

91 pages | first published 1997


Informed by the death of a beloved brother, here are the stories of childhood, its thicket of sex and sorrow and joy, boys and girls growing into men and women, stories of a brother who in his dying could teach how to be most alive. What the Livin...

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