Laynie Browne

Laynie Browne is the author of twelve collections of poetry and two novels. Her most recent collections of poems include P R A C T I C E (SplitLevel 2015) and Scorpyn Odes (Kore Press 2015). Forthcoming books include a collaboration with Bernadette Mayer titled The Complete Works of Apis Mellfica (Further Other Books) a novel, Periodic Companions, with drawings by collaborator Noah Saterstrom (Tinderbox Editions) and a book of poems, You Envelop Me (Omnidawn). She is a 2014 Pew Fellow and teaches at University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College.


He was glad he had kept an adequate distance from the persons of his sharpest interest. He found a handful of words, even when spoken with affection, to be cumbersome and could easily imagine a plague of actual bodies. Why …

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Take apart one moment, this moment beside the blue teacup and yellow desk of the library carrel, fingers parting and coupling, water grazing. If you open the correct book at the correct moment you will be given everything. If not …

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