Invisible Lion is the third of the books included in The Window Seat. It was written in San Francisco in the spring of 1985 after I had stopped drinking. Invisible Lion is not a book of recovery, but it talks about the aftermath of a certain kind of life.
Philosopoems is a book of 24 somewhat philosophical poems, somewhat in junction with Flowers.
Eating 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.
Eating Pizza with a Spoon
Walking in the Village was written in New York City, in Greenwich Village and beyond, in May, 2013.
Walking in the Village
Alone is a book of poems, 85 pages, written in ’06-’07.
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Monkeys on the Temple Steps is a small collection of poems, written after I got back from India in 1993.
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Monkeys on the Temple Steps
Famous 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.
Famous Lost Words
Practically Advice is a collection of phrases, lines, and aphorisms. It follows Never Mind, Gertrude Stein in that regard.
Walking in Asheville is poems and photographs, composed in Asheville, North Carolina, in the summer of 2011. It bears a resemblance to Walking in San Francisco, Walking in Ellensburg, and Walking in the Village (NYC), also on this site.
Walking in Asheville Contents
Walking in Asheville: with photos
Walking in Asheville (text)
The Chair Outside the Door is a book of 26 poems, originally written as “Sonnets to Rilke”, after his “Sonnets to Orpheus.”
The Chair Outside the Door