Steve (Abhaya) Brooks – Poetry Prose & Art

September 22, 2013

Eating Pizza with a Spoon

Filed under: Book,Fiction,Humor,Non-fiction,Poetry,Prose,Uncategorized — Steve Abhaya @ 12:36 pm

Eating Pizza with a Spoon CoverEating Pizza with a Spoon is a biography of my brother, John Mark Brooks, who took his own life, July 28th, ’13, in Nashville, Tennessee. Musician, writer, businessman, comedian, cross-dresser, biographer, economist, he was a remarkable presence in our lives.

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Eating Pizza with a Spoon

July 7, 2012

Famous Lost Words

Filed under: Fiction,Humor,Non-fiction,Prose,Uncategorized — Steve Abhaya @ 10:43 am

Famous Lost Words CoverFamous Lost Words is a compilation  of quotations from famous people who might have had a temporary loss of memory and were forced to invent new ways of saying what they were famous for saying.

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Famous Lost Words

April 18, 2012

Haiku Café

Filed under: Book,Fiction,Humor,Non-fiction,Poetry — Steve Abhaya @ 11:17 am

Haiku Cafe CoverHaiku Café was written entirely in the Charlotte Street Starbucks in Asheville, North Carolina, during the bitterly warm winter of 2011-12. Observations expressed in Haiku Café are taken from life and the imagination of the author.

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Haiku Cafe

October 29, 2011

Singing Down the Drain

Filed under: Drama,Fiction — Steve Abhaya @ 8:10 pm

Singing Down the Drain CoverSinging Down the Drain is a musical with two players, an aging couple who may or may not know who the other is. They have just met or they have known each other for fifty years. The only thing they can remember with any consistency is the lyrics to the music of their lives, and that becomes an effective means of communication between them.

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Singing Down the Drain

March 16, 2010

I Am Godot

Filed under: Drama,Fiction,Uncategorized — Steve Abhaya @ 3:15 pm

I Am Godot CoverI Am Godot  is a play, written after Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett. This play bears little resemblance to that iconic play, but it owes its existence to that original work.

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I AM GODOT

February 1, 2009

The Lonely Lion and all the Animals from A to Z

Filed under: Book,Children,Fiction — Steve Abhaya @ 10:51 pm

The Lonely Lion CoverThe Lonely Lion & All the Animals from A to Z is a collection of alliterative children’s stories for adults and the children who love them.  I began these tales, one day, with a casual remark to a friend about the similarity between the words juggler and jugular. He suggested I write a story about it, so I did. It was called ‘The Juggler in the Jungle.’ After that, it was only a matter of time before I began to write stories using all the letters of the alphabet.  An artist friend, Christine Schibly, was visiting, not long after these stories were written, and I thought she might be a good one to illustrate them. She has a narrative style in painting that I could not match. She agreed to do the wonderful work you see below, and this book came into being. Her original watercolors are 11×14. Christine lives in San Francisco. The second section of animal paintings are my own, later, less complex versions of  The Lonely Lion. The paintings in that section are 5×7 watercolors.

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Lonely Lion Introduction

The Lonely Lion

Glossary

Abbreviated Version

 

 

January 31, 2009

The Blood & Turnips Poetry Festival Anthology

Filed under: Book,Drama,Fiction,Poetry — Steve Abhaya @ 11:47 pm

This is the anthology for the one-man show, The Blood & Turnips Poetry Festival, which was first performed by the author in San Francisco in 1975 at Intersection Theatre, and later at other venues.

“My woman has great steaming tits!      I love  to grab them      into heaven of terrible death!      When I am dying      inside my woman,      I scream, “I AM LOVER!”      and the flowers of our mouths      blossom into the crimson    of our love’s anguish.”  (Perfidio Vitus)

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Blood & Turnips Introduction

Authors’ Credits

Blood & Turnips Anthology

January 8, 2009

The Boy Who Named Himself

Filed under: Fable,Fiction,Prose — Steve Abhaya @ 10:10 pm

The Boy Who Named Himself Cover

The Boy Who Named Himself is a fable, written in Lucknow, India, in early 1992 and performed for a small group of delightfully indifferent people from around the world  on the lawn of the Carlton Hotel. One older woman said, at the time, “You may think this story will change the world, but it won’t.” She was right, of course. The world does or does not change itself.

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The Boy Who Named Himself

Spike’s Eye View

Filed under: Art,Book,Children,Fiction — Steve Abhaya @ 3:44 pm

Spike's Eye View CoverSpike’s Eye View is a book of cartoons for children and others, from 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 7, 2009

The True Story of Zenman

Filed under: Art,Book,Children,Fiction — Steve Abhaya @ 4:03 pm

The True Story of Zenman CoverThe True Story of Zenman is a book of cartoons, compiled in 2001, for children and adults, that could also be an introduction to Zenwords. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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