Leah Browning's recent publications include a short story, "Small Talk," in Fiction
Southeast (February 12, 2015); a short story, "Gravel," in Toad (February 2015); 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 short story,
"Migration," in Cape Fear Review (Summer 2014); a short story, "The Miniaturist (life-
sized installation, mixed media)," in Storyscape Journal (Spring 2014); and a short
story, "The Bigger Man," in 300 Days of Sun (Spring 2014).
Her third chapbook, In the Chair Museum, was published by Dancing Girl Press in
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.
“At Last, I Am Returned” was 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),
and "Any Day Now" (November 23, 2014) and "More than 1,000 Dead Birds Fall from the
Sky in Arkansas" (January 25, 2015) were reprinted in A Year of Being Here. "Any Day
Now" is also available on a printable broadside with original artwork by Sarah Browning.
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
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 Cape Fear Review, Sugared Water, and Mud Season Review;
in the anthology 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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