Steve Brooks (Abhaya) – Poetry, Prose & Art

December 26, 2008

Pardon My French

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Brooks @ 11:05 pm

Pardon My French CoverPardon My French is a book of illustrated French colloquialisms, mostly having to do with sex and food, compiled by Kathryn Hyman, an ex-pat, living in Paris. She was certain this book would be published, but not so far. Lael Wertenbaker, who wrote the Hemingway bio for Time-Life, then in her 80s, loved the book and immediately called her old publishers at Little, Brown and Houghton-Mifflin. Both of them were as old as she and out of the business. I illustrated these expressions in the mid-Nineties, but many of them seem to be chronicles of another time. Here are the first fifty of ninety drawings.

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December 19, 2008

Beck & Call: Let’s Spend Some Time Together

Filed under: Drama — Steve Brooks @ 4:13 pm

Beck and Call CoverBeck & Call: Let’s Spend Some Time Together was first performed at Intersection in San Francisco in 1972, with Gregory Vose playing my antagonist. It was later made into a movie, with Gordon Craig doing the cinematography and myself and Gregory reprising our roles as Beck and Call, although they weren’t called by those names in those earlier productions. They were nameless, intertwined characters. The artwork at left is by Gregory Vose.

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Let’s Spend Some Time Together (Revised Haiku Version)



December 17, 2008

Art Work

Filed under: Art — Steve Brooks @ 3:48 pm

A sampling of several styles of artwork, generally in oil pastels, some oils, and watercolors. The sizes vary greatly from painting to painting. Generally speaking, the figure work is in the twenty-four by thirty-two inch range, and the landscapes are mostly small, five by seven inch, but there are pictures that break that pattern. 

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Abhaya Paintings and Drawings Contents

December 11, 2008

I’m Alive

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

I'm Alive CoverI’m Alive is a play, written in 1990, and performed at the Seattle Playwrights Festival, winning the highest prize that year for a full-length drama.

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I’m Alive Introduction

I’m Alive

December 5, 2008


Filed under: Book,Non-fiction — Steve Brooks @ 3:18 pm

Joni CoverJoni is an attempt to tell what it was like to live with a woman whose presence was remarkable to all who knew her or met her.

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