Poet­ry

I Had a Broth­er Once: A Mem­oir, a Poem

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2020

Adam was in media re – in the mid­dle of his own busy life, and approach­ing a career high – when the words from his father, David has tak­en his own life,” opened a chasm beneath his feet. I Had a Broth­er Once is the sto­ry of every­thing that comes after. In the shad­ow of David’s inex­plic­a­ble death, Adam is forced to reck­on with the ghost of a broth­er he thought he knew, con­front his unset­tled fam­i­ly his­to­ry and dis­tant rela­tion­ship with tra­di­tion and faith, and rec­on­cile with the des­per­ate need to under­stand an event that always escapes his grasp. This is an expan­sive and deeply thought­ful poet­ic reflec­tion on loss and a raw, dark­ly fun­ny, human sto­ry of try­ing to cre­ate a rit­u­al of remem­brance, mourn­ing, for­give­ness, and accep­tance where once there was a life.

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