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 & Prizes

Roseate, Points of Gold (Dusie Press, 2011)
The Desires of Letters (Counterpath Press, 2010)
Daily Sonnets (Counterpath Press, 2007)
The Scented Fox (Wave Books, 2007)
Drawing of a Swan Before Memory (University of Georgia Press, 2005)
Mermaid's Purse (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005)
Pollen Memory (Tender Buttons Press, 2003)
Acts of Levitation (Spuyten Duyvil, 2002)
The Agency of Wind (Avec Books, 1999)
Rebecca Letters (Kelsey Street Press, 1997)
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 update: Jun 09, 2011