Laynie Browne is the author of numerous collections of poetry and one novel. Her publications include The Desires of Letters (Counterpath Press, 2010) and Roseate, Points of Gold (dusie books, 2010), as well as The Scented Fox (Wave Books, 2007), Daily Sonnets (Counterpath Press, 2007) and Drawing of a Swan Before Memory (University of Georgia Press, 2005).
Her honors include: winner of the National Poetry Series, of the Contemporary Poetry Series, two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative American Poetry, and a Pushcart Prize Nomination. Her work has been anthologized in Not For Mothers Only (Fence Books), Wreckage of Reason, An Anthology of Contemporary Xxperimental Prose by Women Writers, (Spuytenduyvil), and in The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (Reality Street, U.K.).
With others she has co-curated various reading series including the Ear Inn reading series in New York, the Subtext Series in Seattle, and now as part of the POG reading series Tucson Arizona. She has taught creative writing at The University of Washington, Bothell, at Mills College in Oakland and at the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona, where she is currently the Elementary Education Coordinator.
I’ve been persuaded by the poems’ psyches to lose myself, to forget the existence of anything outside the mind, anything concrete enough to become a physical obstacle to stability, awareness, or wisdom. Laynie Browne is my new best friend.
—Melinda Wilson, Coldfront
Browne seems to create a literary landscape that is conscious of itself, right down to the very letter.
—Sara Johnson, Zoland Poetry Review
Reviews of books by Laynie Browne
The Scented Fox
- Poems from The Traveling Crystal (from Titantic Operas)
- Into the Wild, on the work of Bhanu Kapil (on The Poetry Foundation)
- Bookslut, with Jason B. Jones
- Laynie Browne's page on PennSound
- Interview with Arizona Public Media, NPR
- Reading at Pegasus Books, Berkeley, May 2007
- Reading at the Chax Press Cushing Street Series, Tucson, November 2007
- Contemporary Writers Reading Series, Brown University, October 2004