Friday, January 12, 2007
This Sunday we'll welcome poet Lee Ann Brown to Wordplay.
Originally from Charlotte, Lee Ann attended Brown University, received her BA in Women’s Studies & English and American Literature with Honors in Creative Writing in 1987, and her MFA in writing in 1993. After graduation she moved to New York and became active on the New York poetry scene. She's now an Assistant Professor of English at St. John's University in New York.
Her two major collections so far are Polyverse, published in 1999 by the Sun & Moon Press, which was selected as winner of the New American Poetry Prize by Charles Bernstein, and The Sleep That Changed Everything, published by Wesleyan University Press in 2003.
She's read several times in Asheville at UNCA, Malaprops, and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and shares a home near Marshall with husband Tony Torn and daughter Miranda when work permits her to spend time in the mountains.
There's an earlier appreciation of Lee Ann over at NatureS.
The photo finds Lee Ann on the front porch of her Marshall home in July of 2005.