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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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

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