by Phil Goldstein, 2022
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 and agency.
by Jill Kuhn, 2000
The only anthology of poems written by men with histories of childhood sexual abuse. These poems express experiences and emotions with a directness and immediacy that is often not possible in conversation or other forms of writing. In this way, the poems can be very helpful for men going through similar experiences, and anyone who wants to understand them.
by Rick Beldon, 1990
Belden’s powerful series of poems pulls no punches to convey the lows of reeling from the effects of a deeply traumatic childhood and the eventual highs of taking responsibility for his own healing.