Jenny Browne

JENNY BROWNE is the 2017-18 Poet Laureate of the State of Texas, and the author of three collections of poems, At Once, The Second Reason, and Dear Stranger, as well as two chapbooks, Welcome to Freetown and Texas, Being.

A former James Michener Fellow at the University of Texas, she worked for many years as a poet-in-the-schools through the Texas Commission on the Arts and is currently a professor of English at Trinity University where she teaches courses in creative writing, women and gender studies and environmental literature. She has received the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and two creative writing fellowships from the Texas Writers League. Recent poems and essays have appeared widely, including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Garden and Gun, Oxford American, The Nation, The New York Times and Tin House.