Laynie Browne is a poet, prose writer, teacher, and editor. She is author of thirteen collections of poems and three novels. Her most recent collections include a book of poems, You Envelop Me (Omnidawn 2017); a novel, Periodic Companions (Tinderbox, 2018); and short fiction in The Book of Moments (Presses universitaires de rouen et du havre, 2018). Her honors include a 2014 Pew Fellowship, the National Poetry Series Award (2007) for her collection The Scented Fox, and the Contemporary Poetry Series Award (2005) for her collection Drawing of a Swan Before Memory. Her poetry has been translated into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Catalan. Current projects include a public art project with artist Brent Wahl in Philadelphia. She teaches at University of Pennsylvania and at Swarthmore College.