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, 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

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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

Silhouettes

Filed under: Children,Humor,Non-fiction,Prose — Steve Abhaya @ 10:31 am

Silhouettes CoverSilhouettes is a collection of definitions as one might find in an online search, exploring the origin and uses of everyday language.

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Silhouettes Contents

Silhouettes

Practically Advice

Filed under: Humor,Non-fiction,Prose,Uncategorized — Steve Abhaya @ 10:19 am

Practically Advice CoverPractically Advice is a collection of phrases, lines, and aphorisms. It follows Never Mind, Gertrude Stein in that regard.

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Practically Advice

January 11, 2009

Never Mind Gertrude Stein

Filed under: Art,Book,Humor — Steve Abhaya @ 4:35 pm

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Never Mind Gertrude Stein, a collection of aphorisms, was begun in 1982, after an incident in the Owl and Monkey Cafe in San Francisco. I was sitting with Chuck Ferrera, when I said something clever. Chuck suggested I write it down. I said it was just a remark. He said I was a writer, and I should write it down. I said that Gertrude Stein had said, “Remarks aren’t Literature.” Chuck said, “Fuck Gertrude Stein, you’re a writer, write it down.” So, I did, and began to compile that and other aphoristic remarks into a volume, then titled, “The Captain of the Wind.” At the time, I had read only two books of aphorisms in my life, one by La Rochefoucault and the other by someone else, whose name escapes me. I sent the book to Northpoint Press, in Berkeley, and they wrote back that they were “swamped with aphorisms.” The same day, I read, in the New York Times Book Review, new reviews of three books of aphorisms. Over the years, I turned these “remarks” into greeting cards, after doing the drawings that accompany them, and called them, “Small Talk.” I have reverted to nearly the original sense, calling them “Never Mind Gertrude Stein.” I thought of calling them “Fuck Gertrude Stein”, but that was Chuck’s attitude, not mine, and I think Never Mind Gertrude Stein scans better.

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January 9, 2009

I Became a Florist to Run for the Roses

Filed under: Humor — Steve Abhaya @ 3:48 pm

I Became a Florist CoverI Became a Florist to Run for the Roses is a collection of occupational justifications. From 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I Became a Florist

January 4, 2009

The Cartoon Kid

Filed under: Art,Book,Humor — Steve Abhaya @ 9:37 pm

The Cartoon Kid Cover

The Cartoon Kid is a collection of cartoons, my attempt to create a New Yorker style cartoon, a life-long ambition, it seems.

January 2, 2009

Big Head Theatre

Filed under: Art,Book,Drama,Humor — Steve Abhaya @ 3:29 pm

Big Head Theatre Cover

Big Head Theatre is a collection of satirical cartoons, each one portraying a mini-drama. These drawings were done in 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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