Brooks Haxton

  • The Other World

    They found the skeleton of a man. under the grass at Crooked Lake. His people left him in his grave. a chariot with spoked wheels. and heads of…

  • Cuneiform

    The wedge sank five times into the clay, and a word, which had been spoken in a breath, lay still until the gods’ names were forgotten. Then,…

  • Datura

    When the full moon rises. and the sphinx moth, hidden. all day, hovers into the twilight. between smoky blurs of wings, in midair she spools loose…

  • Gift

    All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf —ISAIAH 64:6 After my mother's father died, she gave me his morocco…

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What LBJ Really Said About Selma

"It's going to go from bad to worse."

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Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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