6 March 2008 12am - 12am

Please join us for the next edition of the Test Reading Series:More information (including sample work and contextual notes by the readers, recordings of previous readings, and a map): www.testreading.org.

The Test Reading Series if curated by Mark Truscott.

LAYNIE BROWNE is the author of seven collections of poetry and one novel. Her most recent publications include The Scented Fox, recipient of the 2007 National Poetry Series Award, selected by Alice Notley (Wave Books), Daily Sonnets (Counterpath Books, 2007) and Drawing of a Swan Before Memory, winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series (University of Georgia Press, 2005). Of Daily Sonnets Ron Silliman writes: “It’s a stunner and a delight. A pure dose of heady oxygen” and of Browne: “an icon for the generation of poets who are about to show up.” She co-curated the Ear Inn reading series in New York and was a member of the Subtext Collective in Seattle, and is now part of the POG reading series in Tucson, Arizona. She has taught creative writing at the University of Washington, Bothell, at Mills College in Oakland and at the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona.

SINA QUEYRAS is the author of three collections of poetry including Lemon Hound, which won a Lambda Award and the Pat Lowther Award. Her fourth collection of poetry, Expressway, will be published by Coach House in 2009. In 2005 she edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets for Persea Books, and from 2005 to 2006 she co-curated the belladonna reading series in New York. She has taught at Poets House, Rutgers and Haverford, and is currently Markin-Flanagan Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary. She recently completed a collection of short fiction titled A Story With Severe Anxiety & Other Stories and is working on a novel titled Autobiography of Childhood.