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Jenny Browne’s first book-length collection of poetry was a finalist for the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. Author Naomi Shihab Nye describes the poems as “breathtaking” and writes that “they honor and illuminate everything they consider with deep intelligence and care.”
Jenny Browne is the author of three collections of poems: Dear Stranger, The Second Reason, and At Once, all from the University of Tampa Press. Her poems and essays have appeared widely, including American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, The New York Times, Tin House, and Threepenny Review. A former James Michener Fellow at the University of Texas in Austin, she has received grants from the San Antonio Artist Foundation, the Texas Writers League, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently she is an Associate Professor of English at Trinity University, is the 2016-2018 City of San Antonio Poet Laureate and the 2017 State of Texas Poet Laureate. She lives with her husband and daughters Lyda and Harriet in downtown San Antonio.