hosted by kathryn l. pringle & Chris Vitiello guest hosts while Maggie is on tour!
MINOR AMERICAN presents.....
Laynie Browne is the author of seven collections of poetry and one novel. Her most recent publications include The Scented Fox, (Wave Books 2007), Daily Sonnets (Counterpath Books, 2007) and Drawing of a Swan Before Memory, (University of Georgia Press, 2005). Of Daily Sonnets Ron Silliman writes: “It’s a stunner and a delight. A pure dose of heady oxygen” and “. . . an icon for the generation of poets who are about to show up.” Heir eighth collection, Roseate, Points of Gold, is forthcoming from Dusie Books in 2009. Her honors include: winner of the National Poetry Series, of the Contemporary Poetry Series, two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative American Poetry, and a recent Pushcart Nomination. Her work has been anthologized recently in Not For Mothers Only (Fence Books), Wreckage of Reason, An anthology of Contemporary Xxperimental Prose by Women Writers, (Spuytenduyvil), and in The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (Reality Street Edititions, U.K.). With others she helped to co-curate various reading series including the Ear Inn reading series in New York, the Subtext Series in Seattle, and now as part of the POG reading series Tucson Arizona. She has taught creative writing at The University of Washington, Bothell, at Mills College in Oakland and at the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona, where she is currently developing a new a poetry-in-the-schools program for K-5 schools.
Joseph Donahue's most recent publication is Terra Lucida, from Talisman House.
Previous books include Incidental Eclipse, World Well Broken, and Before
Creation. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Dianne Timblin was once a secret Cub Scout. She has also fallen into an orchestra pit, landing on the oboist just before the close of the first act of The Pirates of Penzance. She has captured a snake in her house, has been dumped on her birthday, and has enjoyed a long addiction to the misuse of sticky notes. She agrees with Mina Loy that one's whole life is one's poem. She rather enjoys the third person except when watching sports interviews. She went to poetry college at George Mason University and her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Phoebe, So to Speak, Rivendell,minor/american, Foursquare, Fanzine, and others.