As a resident of The Duplex nursing home, Brookings began to write poetry, encouraged by activities director David Greenberger. His poetry gained notoriety through Greenberger's magazine Duplex Planet. His poetry was the inspiration for four albums of music: Lyrics By Ernest Noyes Brookings, featuring bands such as Yo La Tengo and XTC amongst a number of indie bands.
Date of Birth:
Date of death: