PRACTICE HAS NO SEQUEL is a book of prose poems, meditations on time, perception, loss and bafflement, which follows her earlier volume P R A C T I C E (SplitLevel Texts, 2015). This book is a study of perception which attempts to bring awareness to metacognition. Facets of investigation include: contemplative practice, liminal space, the uncanny, dislocation as well as the realm of visionary, and artistic practice. What do we practice by default when attention lapses? How to write that which is beyond language, unsayable, yet simultaneously compose? This book is an homage text for the poet Leslie Scalapino.
Laynie Browne's recent publications include: a book of poems, Translation of the Lilies Back into Lists (Wave Books, 2022), a novel, PERIODIC COMPANIONS (Tinderbox Editions, 2018), and a book of short fiction, THE BOOK OF MOMENTS (Presses Universitaires de Rouen, 2018). Her work has appeared in journals such as Conjunctions, A Public Space, New American Writing, The Brooklyn Rail, and in anthologies including: The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press, 2020), The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (Reality Street Editions, 2020), and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (W. W. Norton & Company, 2013). Her poetry has been translated into French, Spanish, Chinese and Catalan. She co-edited the anthology I'LL DROWN MY BOOK: CONCEPTUAL WRITING BY WOMEN (Les Figues Press, 2012) and edited the anthology A Forest on Many Stems: Essays on The Poet's Novel (Nightboat Books, 2021). Honors and awards include a Pew Fellowship, the National Poetry Series Award for her collection The Scented Fox (Wave Books, 2007), and the Contemporary Poetry Series Award for her collection Drawing of a Swan Before Memory (University of Georgia Press, 2005). She teaches at University of Pennsylvania.