Fiction. "Laynie Browne channels the energy of Mira in a book that is both charred and luminous. Her writing is a gift of abrasion, making the body of the reader a portal too. Who is arriving? Who is very near? The intensity of this narrative carried me through the summer in which I read it. Browne is a genius of aperture and stance. All desire, she has written a remarkable book. It changes something to read it (the book) and to have it near. If you are reading these words, then you have found your way to Browne's work and her immense, compassionate and tender genius as a writer and a human being."—Bhanu Kapil
Author City: WALLINGFORD, PA USA
Laynie Browne was born and grew up in Los Angeles. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, and Brown University and was awarded The Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative Poetry three times. She is the author of a novel and nine collections of poetry, most recently SCORPYN ODES (Kore Press, 2015), P R A C T I C E (SplitLevel Texts, 2015), LOST PARKOUR PS(ALMS) (Presses Universitaires de Rouen, 2014), ROSEATE, POINTS OF GOLD (Dusie Press, 2011), THE DESIRES OF LETTERS (Counterpath Press, 2010), THE SCENTED FOX (Wave Books, 2007, winner of the National Poetry Series), and DAILY SONNETS (Counterpath Press, 2007). She is co-editor of I'LL DROWN MY BOOK: CONCEPTUAL WRITING BY WOMEN (Les Figues Press, 2012) and editor of an anthology of original essays on the Poet's Novel. She teaches at University of Pennsylvania and at Swarthmore College.