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. What a freedom! What a multiplicity of moves is stressed, within such a tradition, one to which LOST PARKOUR PS(ALMS) takes us! With what audacity! With what self-confidence!
Laynie Browne is a poet, prose writer, teacher and editor. She is author of fourteen collections of poems and four books of fiction. Recent publications include TRANSLATION OF THE LILIES BACK INTO LISTS (forthcoming May 2022, Wave Books), IN GARMENTS WORN BY LINDENS; a novel, PERIODIC COMPANIONS; and a book of short fiction, THE BOOK OF MOMENTS. 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, 2013) and edited the anthology A Forest on Many Stems: Essays on The Poet's Novel (Nightboat, 2020). 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, 2005). She teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.