ADRIAN BRINKERHOFF

Autographs flatter the writer, certainly, often into a kind of conceit. But without reading, there would be no writing. So my drafts reflect an increasing equality, a give and take, between the action of writing and the expectation of reading. A dedication expectably calls its objects charming, gracious, valorous, and maybe some of that name-calling rubs off on the poet.
— Peter Halstead, NOTES ON AUTOGRAPH
SANDY BEACH 1963

SANDY BEACH 1963

SCREEN TIME

SCREEN TIME

SEA SKY

SEA SKY

SECOND LIFE

SECOND LIFE

SEMAPHORES

SEMAPHORES

SHUTTER

SHUTTER

SNOW DOME

SNOW DOME

SONNET

SONNET

STAR BUS

STAR BUS

STILL WINTER

STILL WINTER

SUNKEN CATHEDRALS

SUNKEN CATHEDRALS

SHIP

SHIP

TAKING THE ELEVTOR

TAKING THE ELEVTOR

TIMING

TIMING

TOMBSTONE

TOMBSTONE

TABULA RASA

TABULA RASA

UNIVERSE

UNIVERSE

UNTITLED (and the candied sigh)

UNTITLED (and the candied sigh)

UNTITLED (Hi, Guys)

UNTITLED (Hi, Guys)

UNTITLED (like the sky that ripples in her hair)

UNTITLED (like the sky that ripples in her hair)

UNTITLED (the puzzle?)

UNTITLED (the puzzle?)

UNTITLED (Who take their waving, wandering address)

UNTITLED (Who take their waving, wandering address)

VACATION

VACATION

WINDOW DRESSING

WINDOW DRESSING

YOUR FATHERS FLOWERS

YOUR FATHERS FLOWERS

UNTITLED (They say out here that Elvis lives)

UNTITLED (They say out here that Elvis lives)

TERMINUS V2

TERMINUS V2

SNOW LIGHT

SNOW LIGHT

SNAILS V2

SNAILS V2

SKY WRITING V2

SKY WRITING V2

UNTITLED (I wound up nature's miniature keys)

UNTITLED (I wound up nature's miniature keys)

Recently Added Poems

SAVANT

SAVANT

SCROLLS

SCROLLS

THE SECRET OF THE AIR

THE SECRET OF THE AIR

A SECOND OPINION

A SECOND OPINION

SETTING UP THE UMBRELLA

SETTING UP THE UMBRELLA

SKY WRITING

SKY WRITING

SNOWFIELDS

SNOWFIELDS

SOUNDBOARD

SOUNDBOARD

STARRY NIGHT

STARRY NIGHT

SUBJECT:

SUBJECT:

SURVIVOR AT THE PALACE

SURVIVOR AT THE PALACE

THROUGH THE WINDO II

THROUGH THE WINDO II

TO CATH

TO CATH

TROY

TROY

TOURISTS V2

TOURISTS V2

UNSUBSTANTIATED RUMORS

UNSUBSTANTIATED RUMORS

UNTITLED (Does everyone have a drink?)

UNTITLED (Does everyone have a drink?)

UNTITLED (Demonstrating just how lost we are)

UNTITLED (Demonstrating just how lost we are)

UPON A SECOND MARRIAGE 

UPON A SECOND MARRIAGE 

UNTITLED (in your bare feet you can't touch a place)

UNTITLED (in your bare feet you can't touch a place)

UNTITLED (loss and possession)

UNTITLED (loss and possession)

UNTITLED (to miss the old persuasion)

UNTITLED (to miss the old persuasion)

UNTITLED (Who chart their winding human plots)

UNTITLED (Who chart their winding human plots)

VEGAS, BABY

VEGAS, BABY

WORMHOLE V2

WORMHOLE V2

YOU ARE

YOU ARE

THE SCREAM

THE SCREAM

UNTITLED (At our dimming sleighs)

UNTITLED (At our dimming sleighs)

SNOW DROPS V2

SNOW DROPS V2

SLEEP (TEDDY)

SLEEP (TEDDY)

UNTITLED (Matches lighters)

UNTITLED (Matches lighters)

SCREEN SAVER

SCREEN SAVER

SEA SKY

SEA SKY

SECOND CHILDHOOD

SECOND CHILDHOOD

SEESAW

SEESAW

SHADOW BOX

SHADOW BOX

SLIDE RULE

SLIDE RULE

SOLSTICE

SOLSTICE

SPARKLERS 

SPARKLERS 

STICK WOODS

STICK WOODS

SUICIDE

SUICIDE

SYLLOGISMS

SYLLOGISMS

TIA

TIA

TO THE GROUND

TO THE GROUND

TURNING POINTS

TURNING POINTS

THROUGH THE WINDOW II

THROUGH THE WINDOW II

UNTITLED (and as the planet lazes)

UNTITLED (and as the planet lazes)

UNTITLED (Glare of Naupaka leaf sea wedges)

UNTITLED (Glare of Naupaka leaf sea wedges)

UNTITLED (in their unreal Gothic climb)

UNTITLED (in their unreal Gothic climb)

UNTITLED (on a candy wrapper glittering in the road)

UNTITLED (on a candy wrapper glittering in the road)

UNTITLED (when nearing our own screenplay's star)

UNTITLED (when nearing our own screenplay's star)

VOG LIGHT

VOG LIGHT

VICTORIA'S SECRET

VICTORIA'S SECRET

THE WORM

THE WORM

WORMHOLE

WORMHOLE

ZONULES OF ZINN

ZONULES OF ZINN

TERMINUS V1

TERMINUS V1

SPARKLERS (assigned V2)

SPARKLERS (assigned V2)

SNOW DEVILS V2

SNOW DEVILS V2

SKYLIGHTS

SKYLIGHTS