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Kore of the Incantation, Brooke's new collection of poetry, is now available on Amazon.

Praise for Brooke Axtell's Writing

"...an accomplished poet, with a deeply developed voice and craft...tapping into a spirituality that comes from the American experience...reminds me of great poets like Anne Waldman, where poetry is a chant, a spell even. Wonderful poems!"
Rebecca Reilly, MFA Creative Writing, The New School
Editor of LIT magazine


"Powerful, smoldering stuff...She is a luminous, rising daughter in the realm of, as Ginsberg wrote of Kerouac, 'Kind King Mind'."
Douglas Dawson, Ph.D. English, Cornell University

"Very forceful...the work is extremely sophisticated and polyvalent. I am also very excited about {her} powers as a performer/singer."
Anne Waldman, Author of more than 40 collections of poetry, including Manatee/Humanity
Distinguished Professor of Poetics, Naropa University


"Stunning...exquisite. Brave and clear. {She is}...taking the path of the warrior-artist."
Bobby Ryan, Actor, Playwright, Artistic Director of Lights Up Productions
MFA Performance, Naropa University


"...a breath-takingly talented writer...one of those gifted persons who seem to be born with a voice...overflowing with energy."
John Herndon, Author of seven books of poetry including Proof that the World Is Real
Former book critic for the Austin American-Statesman


"Powerful ... insightful ..."
Ruben Donato, Author
Winner of the American Educational Studies Association "Critics Choice" Award Ph.D. Education, Stanford University
Professor of Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder


"An inspiration. Beautifully crafted and heartfully felt."
Susan Aposhyan, M.A., LPC
Author of Natural Intelligence: Body-Mind Integration and Human Development and Body-Mind
Psychotherapy


"Brooke Axtell's...daughter of the burning belongs on any poetry lover's shelf next to Proust, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Anais Nin."
Rosalyn Rosen, Award-winning playwright, screenwriter, director

"Reading Brooke's poetry is like peering at her unclothed soul. You want to cover your eyes because you feel like you are staring, yet she invites you into her female universe full of searing, untapped truth, and you are glad you stayed."
Dr. Marla Dean, Ph.D. Theatre History and Criticism

"Delicious. Vulnerable and questioning. Beautiful that these pieces were text-based but each had their own score...each felt alive and crawled off the page into color...these are breathing animals. Daring and sexy."
Danielle Vogel, Poet
MFA Creative Writing, Naropa University


Writing Awards

Winner of the Phyllis Smart Young Award for Poetry

Winner of the Young Texas Writer's Awards
Short Story Competition
"Maya's Mirror"

Nominated for The Violet Crown Award for Poetry
by the Writer's League of Texas
"daughter of the burning"

Winner, Best Traditional Ballad
KOOP Radio, Austin (91.7 FM)
"before the stone"