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Fleda Brown has a new collection of poems, No Need of Sympathy, forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2013. Her most recent book, a memoir, is Driving With Dvořák (2010, University of Nebraska Press). Also in 2010, she donated Loon Cry, a New and Selected collection of Michigan poems, to the Watershed Center, a non-profit organization. The author of six previous collections of poems, she has won the Felix Pollak Prize, a Pushcart Prize, the Philip Levine Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges New Writer’s Award, and her work has twice been a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She is professor emerita at the University of Delaware, where she taught for 27 years and directed the Poets in the Schools program. She was poet laureate of Delaware from 2001-07. She now lives in Traverse City, Michigan, and is on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma, Washington.



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  • Loon Cry
  • Driving with Dvorak
  • Reunion
  • The Women Who Loved Elvis All Their Lives
  • Breathing In Breathing Out
  • Devil's Child
  • Do Not Peel the Birches
  • Fishing with Blood
  • On the Mason-Dixon Line