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…

  • From the Greek

    Poems translated by Brooks Haxton

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Life as an Obama Impersonator

"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."

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Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.

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Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."

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The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands

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'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.

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