Lee Ann Brown
Ann Brown's first full-length book, Polyverse won Sun
& Moon's New American Poetry Prize Competition and was published by
Sun & Moon Press in 1999. Her book The Sleep that Changed
Everything was published in 2003 by Wesleyan University
Press. She has performed her poetry and shown her films
internationally and has received fellowships from the New York
Foundation for the Arts, The Fund for Poetry, Yaddo, The MacDowell
Colony, Djerassi Artists Residency, and the Foundation Royaumont.
Last summer she was among five poets selected to attend a special
collaborative session between poets and musicians at The Virginia
Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia.
Brown's poetry has
appeared in numerous anthologies including An Anthology of New
(American) Poets, and Primary Trouble: An Anthology
of Contemporary American Poetry, (both from Talisman
House), Writing from the New Coast: (o.blek editions),
Fire Readings: A Collection of Contemporary Writing from the
Shakespeare & Company Benefit Readings, and Out of
This World: An Anthology of the St. Mark's Poetry Project.
Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and periodicals
including "Java" (Paris), "How2" (Bucknell University), "Combo," "Capilano
Review" (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC), "Fence Magazine,"
"The Boston Review," "Verse Magazine," "Shambala Sun," "6ix" and
Her long poem
"Crush," (the final poem in "Polyverse"), has been translated into
the French by Eric Giraud and has just been published as "Prise"
from Format Americain, Bordeaux, France, Spring 2000.
Lee Ann Brown
is also the editor and publisher of Tender Buttons, an award-winning
independent poetry press which features experimental poetry by
women. The first Tender Buttons book was Bernadette Mayer's
Sonnets (1989), followed by ten more full-length titles
including Harryette Mullen's Trimmings, Rosmarie
Waldrop's Lawn of Excluded Middle, Jennifer Moxley's
Imagination Verses and special editions of broadsides
Born in 1963 in
Saitama, Japan and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brown now
lives in both New York City and Marshall, NC. She received a BA in
English and Women's Studies and an MFA in Creative Writing from
Brown University. She is Associate Professor of English at St.
John's University, and also teaches poetry at Naropa University's
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.