The Shallows
Stacey Lynn Brown

In The Shallows, Stacey Lynn Brown continues her potent exploration of the American South—its complex legacies of family and race. These harrowing yet ultimately hopeful new poems depict a daughter grappling with the aftermath of her father’s massive stroke and her own concurrent struggles with a debilitating and mysterious illness.

The Shallows reads like a page-turner, each poem calling urgently, tenderly to the next. Stacey Lynn Brown’s poems are grounded in love, illuminated by loss, and inhabited by a remarkable intelligence that’s both generous and exacting. I was enlightened and moved by The Shallows. I’ll return to it again and again.”
—Cheryl Strayed

“Brown doesn't make hard facts look easy but, in her hands, poetry is a giving art.”
—Jenny Mueller, St. Louis-Post Dispatch

Stacey Lynn Brown is the author of Cradle Song: a Poem. She teaches creative writing at Indiana University.

Paperback / $15.95 (Can $21.95) / ISBN 978-0-89255-493-5 / 55 pages / Poetry