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  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 6:00pm

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Laynie Browne’s latest poetry collection, Translation of the Lilies Back into Lists (Wave Books 2022) playfully employs the list poem and delivers poems which evade genre and subvert the quotidian material of daily life. These poems consider elegy, absence and bewilderment while allowing associative logic to make poetic leaps in imagination and mood that belie convention.

LAYNIE BROWNE's recent books include a collection of poems, Translation of the Lilies Back into Lists (Wave Books 2022), and the anthology A Forest on Many Stems: Essays on The Poet’s Novel (Nightboat, 2021). Forthcoming books include Letters Inscribed in Snow (Tinderbox, 2022) and Apprentice to a Breathing Hand (Omnidawn, 2025). Honors include a Pew Fellowship, the National Poetry Series Award and the Contemporary Poetry Series Award. She teaches and coordinates the MOOC Modern Poetry at University of Pennsylvania.