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Lee Ann Brown | Featured Poet

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For our service in NY this Sunday at Dixon Place, the featured poet is Lee Ann Brown. I first met Lee Ann years back in LA, shortly after she and my theater pal Tony Torn got together. Lee Ann is a celebrated poet from the south who makes her life in NYC and captures in her work the grit and magic of both regions. I’m delighted she’s going to read for us for DIRT. Sunday, November 23rd, 2015 at 11:30am.

Here’s her bio:

Lee Ann Brown was born in Japan and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended Brown University, where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She is the author of In the Laurels, Caught (Fence Books, 2013), which won
the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series Award, as well as Crowns of Charlotte
(Carolina Wren Press, 2013), The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan,
2003), and Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), which won the 1996 New
American Poetry Competition, selected by Charles Bernstein. Brown has held fellowships with Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Yaddo, Djerassi, the MacDowell Colony, the International Center for Poetry in Marseille, France, and the Howard Foundation. In 1989, Brown founded Tender Buttons Press, which is dedicated to
publishing experimental women’s poetry. She has taught at Brown University,
Naropa University, Bard College, and The New School, among others. She
currently divides her time between New York City, where she teaches at St.
John’s University, and Marshall, North Carolina, where she directs the
French Broad Institute (of Time & the River) and the Children’s Arts in the
Mountains Program. Her newest book is Other Archer published by the
University Press of Rouen in France.

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