About Lazarus
Acts of the Spring
Adolescent Boy in Black
Advice
Affluence
The Alchemy of Resurrection
All Your Prayers
Ananias and the Ants
And Yahweh Closed the Door Behind Noah
An Apology to My Lover
Arizona / Nevada
Attack of the Polka-Dot Girls
Au Printemps
Back Yards
Bandanna Event
Because it Pleases You
Body of a Man
Breaking Down
The Broken-Off
Cards
The Changeling
Composition with a Flute (for David)
Composition With a Lion
The Constant Sufferer
Country and Western
The Craft
The Creation of Woman
Dans le Restaurant
Daughter
The Dead Season
Depression
The Desert
Design for a Kite, for Karyn
Dream
A Dream of Running
A Dream of the Serenade
Drill
Factory Work
The Feast (after Paul Gauguin)
The Feminine Arts
First, Sunlight Makes You Crazy
The Flowers are Offered
For Margaret, Weaving
The Ghost of His Wife Comes to Him at Night
The Girl of the Early Race
The Girl Who Walked Away
Green Room with Nudes
Grief
He Finds His Voice
The Healing
Hermit Thrush
Hibernant
In Heat
In Praise of Polka-Dots
Insomnia
Jigsaw Puzzle
Journey by Water
Kite Watchers on a Sleeping Hill
The Laborers
Last Light
Lazarus
Letters Home from Massachusetts
The Lighthouse
Lot’s Wife
Luna Moth
Magic Slate
Mary of Bethany
Mary of Magdala
Miscarriage
Muse
Nightmares
Offering the Flowers
Orpheo
Parable of the Coin
The Pileated Woodpecker Appears
A Princess (After the Fairy Tale)
Reading by Christmas Light
The Reason I Stay
Remembering the Ukulele
The Rose of Testimony
The Search
Sickness, or Quilt
Snow
Some Permanent Ground
Spook
Spring in the Big House, Orr’s Island, Maine
Still-Life
Tiresias
To Her Lover Who Fears
Transitions on Thompson’s Island
Two Women Walking to Athens
Unholy Desire
The Unwanted Gifts
Walking All Night
Warning Signs Are Being Posted
The Wedding at Cana
Why I Haven’t Been Writing, for Liz (While House-Sitting)
A Woman
Woman with a Comb
Gegensatz Press
Deborah Boe's          
second book of poetry!   
The Girl of the Early Race: Poems by Deborah Boe
Lovers of poetry who remember Deborah Boe’s critically acclaimed debut book, Mojave, will
wonder why she published no subsequent book — until now.

As Thomas Simmons of the University of Iowa wrote in his September 6, 1999, review of
Mojave on Amazon.com: “Deborah Boe is one of the most under-rated poets in America. I
have never understood why [her] first volume, the 1987
Mojave, was not quickly followed by
an equally stellar second book. Certainly the three poems of Boe’s in the March 1986 issue of
Poetry, which are not included in Mojave, themselves merit the release of a second volume.
Boe’s style has the terseness and out-of-left-field vividness of Louise Glück’s best work, but
she has a sharper grip on the immediate situation: her poems of love and abuse against the
setting of the desert are as shockingly humane as any I have read. While she has a different kind
of lyricism from Marie Howe, the underlying intensity of language is similar: Boe and Howe, at
their best, match each other in the extreme aridity of their perceptions, which somehow
ironically restore the heart. Hanging Loose Press deserves great credit for bringing out Boe’s
first book, but the situation reminds one of the inherent injustices of the world of poetry: some
deserving poets, like Howe, are prize winners with two books, while other, equally deserving
poets (like Boe) go almost unrecognized. But if you find a copy of
Mojave, you will find poems
you have been looking for for years.”
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