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