Brooks Haxton has published eight books of original poems, one book of creative nonfiction, and four books translations from French, German, and Classical Greek. Some of the most recent of these books are They Lift Their Wings to Cry (a collection of poems from Knopf), Fading Hearts on the River (nonfiction from Counterpoint Press) and My Blue Piano (translations of poems by Else Lasker-Schüler from Syracuse University Press). He has received awards, fellowships, and grants of support for original poetry, translation, and scriptwriting from the NEA, NEH, Guggenheim Foundation, and others. He has taught at Syracuse University since 1993. He holds an M.A. from Syracuse University (1982) and a B.A. from Beloit College (1972). He teaches courses on reading and writing poetry, with particular emphasis on narrative, lyric, and dramatic construction, vision, representation of the natural world, scientific and philosophical argument, and prosody.
They Lift Their Wings to Cry, by Brooks Haxton, Knopf; 1 edition (June 3, 2008), 96pp., ISBN-13: 978-0307268457
Uproar: Antiphonies to Psalms, by Brooks Haxton, Knopf; 1st edition (April 13, 2004), 96pp., ISBN-13: 978-1400040735
Selected Poems by Victor Hugo, translated by Brooks Haxton, Penguin Classics (February 26, 2002), 144pp., ASIN: B001NJA8TK
Area of Supervision
Research and Teaching Interests
Narrative poems, in representations of the natural world, and in poems of scientific and philosophical argument.