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

June 6, 2013

Excited Utterance

Filed under: Drama,Poetry — Steve Abhaya @ 1:09 pm

Excited Utterance CoverExcited Utterance is a drama written in 2012.

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Excited Utterance

Walking in the Village

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

Walking in the Village CoverWalking in the Village was written in New York City, in Greenwich Village and beyond, in May, 2013.

Walking in the Village

April 5, 2013

A Broken Stone of Ozymandius

Filed under: Book,Poetry — Steve Abhaya @ 8:06 am

A Broken Stone of Ozymandius CoverA Broken Stone of Ozymandius is a book of 27 poems, that began in expressing the ways one might fall in love with unknown and unmet strangers, that evolved into an expression of the way love moves out from the recognition of love within oneself to an expression of love toward others and back again to the recognition of love’s truest source.

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A Broken Stone of Ozymandius

March 4, 2013

Everywhere Light Goes Looking

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Abhaya @ 7:38 pm

Alone Cover

Everywhere Light Goes Looking is a book of poems, written in ’06-’07.

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September 3, 2012

Monkeys on the Temple Steps

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Abhaya @ 6:36 pm

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

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


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


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

July 6, 2012

Books & Art:

Filed under: Contents — Steve Abhaya @ 4:04 pm

Steve Brooks

New on this site: Z – The Haiku Collection.

See videos below on this page.

For an overview of what’s on this site go to: All Covers  or Contents by Title, on your right. Then enter the name of the post you want into the search box to your right. You can also go to Categories, and click on one of them for specific areas of interest. Once you enter a post in the search box, it will come up, but you will need to scroll down past other mentions of it until the post itself appears. If you want to respond to what you see here, scroll down to Leave a Comment on this page, or email me at:

All artwork on is by the author, except for the cover of The Blood & Turnips Poetry Festival by Alexandra Benjamin, the cover to The Zen of Housepainting by Chris Blum, and the paintings that accompany The Lonely Lion are by Christine Schibly. The cover photo for Fearless in Lucknow was taken by Michael Schiesser. The artwork for Let’s Spend Some Time Together is by Gregory Vose.

The reading at the Altamont is from several books including Essential Occupation, published by New Native Press, available from,,, and The reading at Malaprops is shorter and only from Essential Occupation. 

Nothing is a talk that evolved from two earlier one-man shows,  Keep Talking, in ’75, and The Blood & Turnips Poetry Festival, in ’82. Nothing was recorded in ’03. My son Jaxon first made it available on his insightful and humorous website:

Nothing – A One Man Show is on YouTube.

Steve Brooks at the Altamont is on YouTube. 

Steve Brooks at Malaprops is on YouTube. 

Fearless in Lucknow, of my time with a teacher in India, is on Kindle.

Taking Care of Gladys, a book of elder-care, is on Kindle.

Eating Pizza with a Spoon, the story of my brother, is on Kindle.

Hem, by John Mark Brooks is on Kindle.

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