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Brooks Haxton

(1950 - / Greenville / Mississippi)

Biography of Brooks Haxton

Brooks Haxton poet

Brooks Haxton, born in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1950, is the son of the novelist Ellen Douglas and the composer Kenneth Haxton. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, Haxton teaches in the writing programs at Syracuse University and Warren Wilson College. He lives in Syracuse with his wife and three children.

Brooks Haxton's Works:

Nakedness, Death, and the Number Zero, The Lay of Eleanor and Irene (Backcountry, 1985)
Dominion (Knopf, 1986)
Traveling Company (Knopf, 1989)
Dead Reckoning (Story Line Press, 1989)
The Sun at Night (Knopf, 1997)

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Deaf

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy
waterspouts. Psalm 42

The waterfall in sunlight is God
talking to herself. Her voice
poured into the trees asks
nothing, to prove nothing,
and her way of asking
says by overflowing what

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