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Author: Laynie Browne

Laynie Browne is a poet, prose writer, teacher, and editor. Her most recent collections of poems include You Envelop Me (Omnidawn), P R A C T I C E (SplitLevel, 2015), SCORPYN ODES (Kore Press, 2015), PERIODIC COMPANIONS (Tinderbox Editions, 2018), THE BOOK OF MOMENTS (Presses Universitaires de Rouen, 2018) and IN GARMENTS WORN BY LINDENS (Tender Buttons Press, 2019). Her honors include a 2014 Pew Fellowship, the National Poetry Series Award (2007) for her collection THE SCENTED FOX (Wave Books, 2007), and the Contemporary Poetry Series Award (2005) for her collection Drawing of a Swan Before Memory. Her poetry has been translated into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Catalan. She is co-editor of I'LL DROWN MY BOOK: CONCEPTUAL WRITING BY WOMEN (Les Figues Press, 2012) and is currently editing an anthology of original essays on the Poet's Novel. She teaches at University of Pennsylvania and at Swarthmore College.

THE AGENCY OF WIND
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THE AGENCY OF WIND

Avec Books

Poetry. This delightful book, beautifully publsihed by Avec books, follows Browne's REBECCA LETTERS (Kesley St.) and LORE (Instress) with more of her unique lightness of touch and capacious vison. 'Which way to the windmaker's door?/ If you want to ...

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The Book of Moments
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The Book of Moments

Presses Universitaires de Rouen

Poetry. "Browne's BOOK OF MOMENTS strongly recalls her previous LOST PARKOUR (PS)ALMS (2014), while taking a step toward bringing us closer to what we are. We are creatures of prayers. Prayers define us—Prayers stand at the root of poetry."—Christop...

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Daily Sonnets
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Daily Sonnets

Counterpath Press

Poetry. In DAILY SONNETS Laynie Browne charts new territory as she subtly investigates the daily influxes of the poetic moment. From longing for the family in the very midst of the family, to the play of the mind which mimics and shepherds the visib...

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The Desires of Letters
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The Desires of Letters

Counterpath Press

Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Drama. "Motherhood and housewyfery and other worldly concerns of the female artist-provider ride rampant here in this bustling exploding book of prose & poem meditations. One of our best writers does it again"—A...

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In Garments Worn By Lindens
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In Garments Worn By Lindens

Tender Buttons Press

Poetry. Women's Studies. Here IN GARMENTS WORN BY LINDENS, Laynie Browne begins a project she terms "homage text" for the poet Rosmarie Waldrop. All titles (which appear in italics above each brief prose poem) are taken from Waldrop's book, Lawn of ...

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Lost Parkour Ps(alms)
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Lost Parkour Ps(alms)

Presses Universitaires de Rouen

Poetry. Jewish Studies. To find and underline alms in psalms: To write one's own psalms. Browne's psalter is grounded in the noble and prestigious tradition of song as a privileged place for personality's input and growth within and through religion...

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P R A C T I C E
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P R A C T I C E

SplitLevel Texts

Poetry. "Dear reader: practice opening this book, practice turning its pages, practice reading these words and returning to them, and practice these practices repeatedly. Laynie Browne has written a wondrous guide book that doesn't show us where we ...

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Periodic Companions
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Periodic Companions

Tinderbox Editions

Fiction. "Every day more pressing and relevant, PERIODIC COMPANIONS is a novel that points to the conditions that allow for generative as opposed to violent work in the face of tragedy and loss of hope. Its characters, based on the periodic table of...

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Pollen Memory
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Pollen Memory

Tender Buttons Press

Poetry. "These poems in prose are instructions for (not interpretations of) dreams and, as such of intrinsic value. They take fully into account 'what is lost,' 'what cannot be told,' 'the missing object,' the 'no one to blame.' They ring true."—Kei...

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REBECCA LETTERS
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REBECCA LETTERS

Kelsey Street Press

Poetry. "Laynie Browne's alchemically applied linguistics unfold the space between poem and prose, revealing a crepuscular zone 'where it's warm enough to stop on the street'" -Lee Ann Brown.

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The Scented Fox
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The Scented Fox

Wave Books

Poetry. National Poetry Series winner selected by Alice Notley. Laynie Browne's sixth collection emerges from half-remembered fairy tales and reconstructed dreams. In these fragmented poetic spells, characters disappear and re-emerge, their charms r...

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Scorpyn Odes
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Scorpyn Odes

Kore Press

Poetry. SCORPYN ODES explores the iconic history of the scorpion in literature and mythology, as animal and constellation, demon, poison and guardian. What may be learned from a species with a four-hundred-million year history? How might evolutionar...

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