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Meet…Cliff Brooks: The Last Ancients (Part II of VI)

September 26, 2013

I “met” Cliff Brooks back in June 2013 after scouring back issues of CxP…

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Poetry that clicked, email brief,

Strip the geranium to
one petal.
Shave words to their marrow.
The meaning will last.
It’s a matter of
justified nudity.

-Cliff Brooks

And in that first email, Cliff was nothing but support—simply offering it.

From our many phone conversations since, I’m always catching him in the middle of things: an epiphany, heading out the door for a reading, organizing a collective, a no-bullshit rant, and uh, someone’s at the door now. . .”The desk is a strange friend,” indeed, as poets take snapshots of their lives.

I know a brother in Jasper who’s breathing in moments. Meet Cliff Brooks.

Publication Notes:  Cliff’s book The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics, has been nominated for 2 Pushcarts, Pulitzer in Poetry, and Georgia Author of the Year.

COMING SOON: Meet…Isaac Kirkman: The Last Ancients (Part III of VI)

The Last Ancients

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