Bob Brooks

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Poet Bob Brooks lives in Concord, Massachusetts, and Stockton Springs, Maine. 
After college (Harvard) and the army (as a translator) Mr. Brooks settled into a long-term job as editor at a computer systems company, which he left in the late eighties.

He started publishing in the late nineties, in such magazines as The Beloit Poetry Journal, Mudfish, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, and many others; and in five chapbooks, Still in Here Someplace (2002) from Pudding House Publications, A Story Anyone Could Stick To (2008), Three-season Views (2009) Companion Pieces (2012), and subverse (2015), all from Finishing Line Press. 
His first full-length collection, Unguarded Crossing, appeared in the winter of 2011 from Antrim House Books; in spring 2012 it was named first runner-up for the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry and was short-listed for the Maine Literary Award in Poetry. It's available most easily from the Antrim House website catalog.



Lipstick the color of irony
a suspicion of gloss, a medium gray
it says "yes" and "no"
                From subverse 



Bob Brooks