Leah Browning's recent publications include her third chapbook, In the Chair Museum
(Dancing Girl Press, 2013). Five poems from the collection—“The Night He Broke His
Collarbone,” “In the Chair Museum,” “Halfway Through the Biography of Anne Sexton,”
“Almost a Year After His Suicide,” and “Early Morning”—were reprinted in The
Wardrobe's "Best Dressed" feature for the week of April 28-May 2, 2014. Another poem,
"Any Day Now," is available on a printable broadside with original artwork by Sarah
Five poems from In the Chair Museum and Picking Cherries in the Española Valley—
"Any Day Now," "There's Nothing," "Almost a Year After His Suicide," "Learning to Play
Piano at Thirty," and Cottage"—were reprinted with audio recordings by Leah Browning
and Nic Sebastian in The Poetry Storehouse (June 7, 2014). A short film by Paul
Broderick, featuring the song "She Dreams in Blue" by Josh Woodward and the poem
"Almost a Year After His Suicide" by Leah Browning, and a short film by Nic Sebastian,
featuring the song "Mesmerism" by Masonik Arts and the poem "There's Nothing,"
written by Leah Browning and read by Nic Sebastian, are both available on Vimeo.
Sebastian's video for "There's Nothing" was the Poets & Writers Clip of the Day on July
Other recent publications include a short story, "Hunger," in The Blue Hour Magazine
(September 24, 2014); a poem, "The First Day You Were in the Psychiatric Hospital," in
Glassworks Magazine (Fall 2014); a short story, "The Red Parachute," in Bluestem
Magazine (June 2014); a poem, “At Last, I Am Returned,” reprinted in a slightly different
form on a series of bookmarks for the "Up to the Cottage" project from Poetry Jumps Off
the Shelf (2014); a short story, "Migration," in Cape Fear Review (Summer 2014); a short
story, "The Miniaturist (life-sized installation, mixed media)," in Storyscape Journal
(Spring 2014); a short story, "The Bigger Man," in 300 Days of Sun (Spring 2014); four
poems—"The Night He Broke His Collarbone," "In the Chair Museum," "On the Way
Back to the Museum," and "Early Morning"—in Eunoia Review (2013); a poem, "Any Day
Now," in Dressing Room Poetry Journal (June 2013); a poem, "A Common Language,"
in The Literary Bohemian (March 2013); a poem, “At the Park in Front of The Sainte
Claire Hotel,” in Invention: Poems That Celebrate Who We Are and What We Do in
Silicon Valley (2013); a short story, "After the Party," in Salome Magazine (February 18,
2013); a poem, "Sunday Afternoon at Munsinger Gardens," in Gratitude Prayers:
Prayers, Poems, and Prose for Everyday Thankfulness (edited by June Cotner, Andrews
McMeel Publishing, February 2013); a short story, "Pick Your Own," in Salome Magazine
(February 11, 2013); a poem, "Last Night in the Chair Museum," in Heron Tree (January
13, 2013) and reprinted in Heron Tree One: 2013 (edited by Chris Campolo, Sandy
Longhorn, and Rebecca Resinski, Heron Tree Press, August 2013); and a poem,
"There's Nothing," reprinted in Extract(s): Poems & Stories, Volume One (edited by
Christopher J. Anderson and Jenn Monroe, Eastern Point Press, March 2013). The Fall
2014 issue of the Apple Valley Review is also available online.
A Brief Bio
Leah Browning has worked as a freelance writer and editor since 1995. She is the
author of three nonfiction books for teens and pre-teens: Babysitting Basics, Babysitting
Rules, and Sleepovers, all published by Capstone Press. Browning's first two
chapbooks, Making Love to the Same Man for Fifteen Years and Picking Cherries in the
Española Valley, were published by Big Table Publishing in 2009 and Dancing Girl
Press in 2010, respectively. Her third chapbook, In the Chair Museum, was published
by Dancing Girl Press in 2013.
Browning's fiction, poetry, essays, and articles have previously appeared in a variety of
publications including Queen's Quarterly, 42opus, The Saint Ann's Review, Bluestem
Magazine, Blood Orange Review, Dressing Room Poetry Journal, Fiction 365, The
Citron Review, Corium Magazine, Per Contra, Halfway Down the Stairs, The Literary
Bohemian, Wigleaf, 971 MENU, and Autumn Sky Poetry, as well as on a broadside
from Broadsided Press, on postcards and bookmarks from the program Poetry Jumps
Off the Shelf, with audio recordings in The Poetry Storehouse, in short films by Paul
Broderick and Nic Sebastian on Vimeo, and in several anthologies. Her poetry and
fiction are forthcoming in Fiction Southeast, Cape Fear Review, Sugared Water, and
Toad; in the anthologies Sweet: The First Five Years: Poetry 2008-2013 and Nothing to
Declare: A Guide to the Flash Sequence; and in her fourth chapbook, Out of Body, which
is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press.
In addition to writing, Browning serves as editor of the Apple Valley Review, an online
literary journal. Each issue features a collection of poetry, short fiction, and essays.
For a more detailed bio and a list of selected publications, please click here.
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