Bob Brooks left a long-term job as editor at a computer systems company in the late 1980s and started publishing poetry in the late 1990s. His work has appeared in The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Cafe Review, Mudfish, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, and many other journals. His first full-length collection, Unguarded Crossing, was published by Antrim House in February of 2011. He is also the author of three chapbooks: Still in Here Someplace (Pudding House Publications, 2002), A Story Anyone Could Stick To (Finishing Line Press, 2008), and Three-season Views (Finishing Line Press, 2009). Further biographical information, a few poems, and some handsome homemade graphics may be found at

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