How to Bury a Boy at Sea

In How to Bury a Boy at Sea, poet Phil Goldstein is the architect of his own unburdening, offering a rare and unflinching glimpse into the effects of child sexual abuse from the male perspective. Equal parts fury and calm, Goldstein’s poems contemplate family, faith, masculinity, and survival, delivering a powerful account of recovery through verse, from silence and shame to healing and rediscovered intimacy.

“To read this collection is to discover a beautiful voice, a generous and courageous voice that speaks to childhood sexual trauma, its aftermath, and the transcendent power of love to heal.”

Jose Antonio Rodriguez, author of This American Autopsy


Release Date: April 5, 2020

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