WRITER SERIES: LAYNIE BROWN

The Poetry Center and Jewish History Museum are proud to present a series of readings by Jewish authors writing within the broadest spectrum of genre and subject matter today. These writers interrogate fairy tales, gender and motherhood, environmental art, and sports, in order to explore what it means to be human

Laynie Browne is the author of eleven collections of poetry and two novels.

Her most  recent collections of poems are  Scorpyn Odes (Kore Press, 2015) and Lost Parkour Ps(alms) is out in two editions, one in English, and another in French, from Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havré (2014). Her work appears recently in The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry (2013) as well as inEcopoetry: A Contemporary American Anthology (Trinity University Press, 2013). Her honors include: a 2014 Pew Fellowship, the National Poetry Series Award, the Contemporary Poetry Series Award, and two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative American Poetry.  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. Forthcoming books include P R A C T I C E(SplitLevel Texts).