Laynie Browne

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Laynie Browne (born 1966 Los Angeles) is an American poet.


She taught at University of Washington, Mills College,[1] and teaches at the University of Arizona.[2]

She was a member of the Subtext collective, Seattle, and The Ear Inn in New York City.

Her work appeared in Conjunctions, Fence, Monkey Puzzle.

She lives in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two young sons.[3][4]




  • Original presence. Shivastan Publications. 2006. 
  • The Desires of Letters. gong editions. 2005. 
  • Webs of Agriope. Phylum Press. 2005. 
  • Lee Ann Brown, Laynie Browne (2004). Nascent toolbox. Owl Press. 
  • Clepsydra. Instress. 
  • Lore. Instress. 1998. 
  • One constellation. Leave Books. 1994. 


  • Acts of Levitation, a novel (2002, Spuyten Duyvil)


Laynie has a very distinct writing style that is influenced by flora and fauna and being in the present. Her work brings into it the past by linking it to the present. When she was speaking she told us that she doesn’t view time traditionally – for her, time isn’t linear but kind of jumps all over the place. The one thing that firmly stands however, is that all you have is the present because the past is done and you may not live to see the future.[5]


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