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 reconfigured, their stories unraveling, their happy endings elusive. Laynie Browne was born in 1966, and grew up in LosAngeles. She has taught creative writing at University of Washington Bothell, and Mills College.
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.Author City: WALLINGFORD, PA USA