L.M. Browning

P.O. Box 1442
Pawcatuck, CT 06379
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Author's Bio

Leslie M. Browning grew up in the small fishing village of Stonington, Connecticut. A longtime student of philosophy, nature and art, these themes permeate her work. In her writing, Browning explores the confluence of the natural landscape and the interior landscape. A proud native of New England, she travels often throughout the region using her photography, drawing, and writing to explore the ecological and cultural identity of the Northeast. Leslie is the author of numerous award-winning titles. Balancing her passion for writing with her love of learning, Leslie sits on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publisher’s Association. With over 3,000 members, IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the U.S. She is a graduate of the University of London and a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Writers. She is partner at Hiraeth Press; Co-Founder of Written River: An Anthology of Eco-Poetics as well as Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Wayfarer. In 2011, Browning opened Homebound Publications and in 2015 went on to establish Owl House Books as an imprint of Homebound Publications devoted to children’s literature. She is currently working to complete a B.A. in Liberal Arts at Harvard University’s Extension School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Browning has freelanced for Rhode Island Monthly, ReImagining Magazine, Coastal Connecticut Magazine, Mead: A Magazine of Literature and Libation, The Wayfarer and Written River. She has interviewed such notable figures as Academy Award-Nominated filmmaker Tomm Moore, Emmy-winning Filmmaker Alan Cooke, Sandy Hook mother Nelba Márquez-Greene, and celebrated Shamanic writer Sandra Ingerman.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Fleeting Moments of Fierce Clarity
(Homebound Publications, 2012)
, In the Hands of the Immortal Weaver
(Homebound Publications, 2015)
, Oak Wise - A Book of Poetry Exploring an Ecological Faith
(Little Red Tree Publishing, LLC, 2010)
, Ruminations at Twilight - A Book of Poetry Exploring the Sacred
(Little Red Tree Publishing, LLC, 2010)
, The Barren Plain
(Little Red Tree Publishing, LLC, 2010)
, Vagabonds and Sundries
(Homebound Publications, 2013)
Anthologies: 
2010 Little Red Tree Publishing Anthology
(Little Red Tree Publishing, LLC, 2010)
Prizes Won: 
- 2011 Pushcart Prize Nomination (Poetry) - 2012 Pushcart Prize Nomination (Fiction) - 2013 Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal (Poetry) - 2013 Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Best Non-fiction Regional Title) - 2011 Fellow with the League of Conservationist Writers - 2015 Named one of "Connecticut's 7 People to Watch" by Coastal Connecticut Magazine - 2016 Elected to the Board of Directors of the Independent Book Publishers' Association - 2016 Finalist in Foreword Review's Book of the Year Awards (Poetry)

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Naturalists/Environmentalists
Fluent in: 
English
Raised in: 
CT
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Last updated: Apr 12, 2016