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Elayna Browne

Addl Courses - English

English Literature


  2. Lang Performing Arts Center 305

Laynie Browne is a poet, prose writer, teacher and editor. She is author of thirteen collections of poems and three novels. Her most recent collections include a book of poems You Envelop Me (Omnidawn 2017), a novel Periodic Companions (Tinderbox 2018) and short fiction in two editions, one French, and one English in The Book of Moments (Presses universitaires de rouen et du havre, 2018). Her honors include a 2014 Pew Fellowship, the National Poetry Series Award (2007) for her collection The Scented Fox, and the Contemporary Poetry Series Award (2005) for her collection Drawing of a Swan Before Memory.  Her poetry has been translated into French, Spanish, Chinese and Catalan. She teaches at University of Pennsylvania and at Swarthmore College. Current projects include editing an anthology on The Poet’s Novel, and a public art project in collaboration with visual artist Brent Wahl in Philadelphia, an installation including sculpture and poetry inscribed in stone consisting of poetry thirteen languages in the Railpark in Callow Hill.