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Brooks Haxton
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Brooks Haxton, born in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1950, is the son of the novelist Ellen Douglas and the composer Kenneth Haxton. He has published three previous collections of poetry, two book-length narrative poems, and two books of translations from the ancient Greek. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, Haxton teaches in the writing programs at Syracuse University and Warren Wilson College. He lives in Syracuse with his wife and three children.

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Nakedness, Death, and the Number Zero
Poems
Written by Brooks Haxton


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 3, 2009
Price: $13.99

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They Lift Their Wings to Cry

Written by Brooks Haxton


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 25, 2013
Price: $12.99

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They Lift Their Wings to Cry

Written by Brooks Haxton


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $25.00

Brooks Haxton’s poetry has celebrated for thirty years our troubled pleasures in the daily world. This new collection, titled after a meditation on the cry of the snowy tree cricket, gives us his most moving response to the ferocious beauty of nature and to the folly and magnificence of human undertakings.

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Uproar
Antiphonies to Psalms
Written by Brooks Haxton


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $15.00

In this book of homemade psalms, Brooks Haxton brings the poetry of the original psalmists, their awe and their music, into our world of jet planes and space travel, automatic rifles and suburban pleasures. As he writes in his preface, “I take psalms less as doctrine than as outcries, and I... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Uproar
Antiphonies to Psalms
Written by Brooks Haxton


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 25, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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