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In Daily Sonnets Laynie Browne charts new territory as she subtly investigates the daily influxes of the poetic moment. From longing for the family in the very midst of the family, to the play of the mind which mimics and shepherds the visible games of children, Browne offers here the mimesis of the possible, a moving reflection of action and intimacy, a letting go and a grasping of the poetic and the political, all in the firm hold of song.

Laynie Browne was born and grew up in Los Angeles. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, and Brown University and was awarded The Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative Poetry three times. She is the author of a novel and nine collections of poetry, most recently Roseate, Points of Gold (Dusie Press, 2011), The Desires of Letters (Counterpath, 2010), The Scented Fox (Wave Books, 2007, winner of the National Poetry Series), and Daily Sonnets (Counterpath, 2007). Browne is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Arizona and one of the directors of the POG reading series in Tucson, Arizona.

Poem Talk features Daily Sonnets, with Al Filreis, Jessica Lowenthal, Suyeun Juliette Lee, and Lee Ann Brown.

Ron Silliman on Laynie Browne’s Daily Sonnets.

Daily Sonnets
Laynie Browne
$14.95; 176 pages
ISBN 978-1933996-00-4

 

 
 

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