Crowns of Charlotte

Crowns of Charlotte


Lee Ann Brown

Lee Ann Brown's ikebana sentences link material and maternal worlds to wreathe and doubly crown portraits of her home town with historical teeth marks. Take this auricular tour by a poet who knows what to do with skin texts we are too tight with. Here's a textural, textual matrix from a mother of invention. —Julie Patton

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LEE ANN BROWN was born in Japan and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the author of Polyverse, The Sleep That Changed Everything, Bagatelles for Cornell, In the Laurels, Caught and served as judge for the 2012 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series. Far from the Fields of Ambition, is her book for Black Mountain College from Lorimer Press and Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is the founder of Tender Buttons press, and is Associate Professor of English at St. Johns University in New York City. Brown lives in both New York City and Marshall, North Carolina.