Laynie Browne

Tucson, AZ

Author's Bio

Laynie Browne is the author of seven collections of poetry and one novel. Her most recent publications include The Scented Fox, (Wave Books 2007), Daily Sonnets (Counterpath Books, 2007) and Drawing of a Swan Before Memory, (University of Georgia Press, 2005). Two collections are forthcoming: Roseate, Points of Gold, from Dusie Books and The Desires of Letters, from Counterpath. Her work has been anthologized recently in Not For Mothers Only (Fence Books), Wreckage of Reason, An anthology of Contemporary Xxperimental Prose by Women Writers, (Spuytenduyvil), and in The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (Reality Street Edititions, U.K.). With others she has co-curated various reading series including the Ear Inn reading series in New York, the Subtext Series in Seattle, and now as part of the POG reading series Tucson Arizona. She has taught creative writing at The University of Washington, Bothell, at Mills College in Oakland and at the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona, where she is currently developing a new a poetry-in-the-schools program for K-5 schools.

Publications and Prizes

Acts of Levitation
(Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2002)
, Daily Sonnets
(Counterpath Press, 2007)
, Drawing of a Swan Before Memory
(University of Georgia Press, 2005)
, Mermaid's Purse
(Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2005)
, Pollen Memory
(Tender Buttons Press, 2003)
, Rebecca Letters
(Kelsey Street Press, 1997)
, Roseate, Points of Gold
(Dusie Press, 2011)
, The Agency of Wind
(Avec Books, 1999)
, The Desires of Letters
(Counterpath Press, 2010)
, The Scented Fox
(Wave Books, 2007)
Prizes Won: 
National Poetry Series Contemporary Poetry Series, U of Georgia Press Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry Pushcart Prize Nomination

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Last updated: Jun 09, 2011