Subtext: Laynie Brown + Michael Cross

Presented by Subtext Reading Series.

Laynie Browne is author of seven full-length collections of poetry, a novel, and many chapbooks. Her most recent collections are The Scented Fox (Wave, 2007), Daily Sonnets (Counterpath Press, 2007), and Drawing a Swan Before Memory, which won the Contemporary Poetry Series in 2005 (University of Georgia Press). She has taught as a visiting poet in New York City and Seattle, and has taught creative writing at UW Bothell, Mills College and at the Poetry Center at University of Arizona. She currently lives in Tucson.

Michael Cross edited Involuntary Vision: after Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Avenue B, 2003), and is currently editing an anthology of the George Oppen Memorial Lectures at San Francisco State University. He publishes Atticus/Finch Chapbooks, and his first book, in felt treeling, is forthcoming from Chax Press. He is a doctoral candidate at SUNY Buffalo.