Lee Ann Brown


Educational Background
M.F.A., 1993, Brown University, Creative Writing    
B.A., 1987. Brown University, Women’s Studies & English and American Literature with Honors in Creative Writing
1986, New College of California, San Francisco, C.A., Visiting semester in Poetics and Film

St. John’s University  (2000-Present), New York City. Assistant Professor of English.
New School for Social Research (Spring 2002), New York City.  Visiting Faculty,  MFA Writing Program.
Lesley University (1999-2001), Cambridge, MA and nationwide. Adjunct Faculty, Creative Arts in Learning Masters Degree Program.

University of Maine at Orono, (February, 2001)  Poet in Residence.
Barnard College (Fall 1999), New York City. Visiting Poet

Bard College (1997-Present), Annandale-on-Hudson. Associate, Institute for Writing and Thinking; Teach critical and creative writing in intensive Language & Thinking program for all Bard freshmen; Lead weekend workshops on Writing & Thinking for secondary and college teachers; Develop new strategies for the teaching of writing such as a course on Personal Dictionaries; Serve on plenary committee for conference: Poetry & Pedagogy (June 1999).

Columbia University (Summer 1998), New York City. Faculty, High School Creative Writing Summer Program
Conducted daily Workshops and Seminars on poetry, fiction and playwriting for intensive, month-long Creative Writing Program; Coordinated Publishing Elective for the student literary magazine, Quixotic.

Teachers & Writers Collaborative (1997-Present), New York City. Artist-in-Residence; Teach poetry & writing residencies throughout the New York City Public School System; Edit and produce anthologies representing each students’ work;

Received NBC Residency Grant for Teaching the Classics.

Featured Writer, T&W Website (twc.org).

Long Island University  English Department, (1996-2001), New York City. Adjunct Faculty; Taught Composition & Literature courses.

Served on editorial board for Downtown, the University Literary Magazine.

St. John’s University, Notre Dame College, Staten Island Campus, (Fall 1996-1998), New York City. Adjunct  Assistant Professor of English; Courses: Composition & Literature, Applied Linguistics, Post-1945 American Literature, Modern Drama and Creative Writing.

Just Buffalo Literary Center (October 5-7, 1997),  Buffalo, NY. Lannan Foundation Writer at Work; Led workshop for 90 Buffalo Middle School students, gave featured reading (with Susan Howe), and radio interview.

The Naropa Institute, Department of Writing & Poetics(1991-Present), Boulder, CO. Visiting Faculty; Taught Graduate Course in MFA Program on Multicultural Women’s Writing  (Spring 96); Guest lectured in courses:  The New Long Poem and Contemporary Literary Theory. Directed independent studies with MFA students; Taught in Summer Poetics Program as Workshop Leader, Featured Poet, Panelist; 1999: Workshop: Present Tense: Writing in the Moment; 1995: Workshop: How to Read, How to Write: Planning a Long Term Project; 1994: Workshop: Deep Gossip: New York School Occasional Poetry; 1993: Workshop: A Pleasurable Grammar: Gertrude Stein & the Oulipo; 1992: Lecture: Math & Poetry in the Fourth Dimension; 1991: Workshop: Small Press Publishing.

Hostos Community College, City University of New York   (Fall 1996-Spring 1997), New York City. Adjunct Faculty; Taught in English as a Second Language Intensive Program; Served as certified reader of City-wide CUNY Writing Assessment Test (WAT).

University of Rhode Island. Art Department (Fall 1994-Fall 1995), Kingston, RI. Visiting Lecturer; Taught courses in Filmmaking and Video Art; Participated in Sophomore Review Committee; Led Marjorie Keller Memorial Film Study Group in collaboration with English Department. Presented collaborative poetry and collage gallery show, Altered Dressers; Participated in two Faculty Group Shows, Main Gallery.

Community College of Rhode Island, English Department(Fall 1994-Spring 1995), Warwick, RI. Adjunct Faculty; Taught Composition & Literature courses.

Brown University, English Department (Fall 1992 - Spring 1993), Providence, RI. Graduate Instructor; Taught Beginning and Intermediate Undergraduate Workshops in Poetry and Poetics; Taught two sections of an interdisciplinary, conceptual Math course designed by Professor Thomas Banchoff on “The 4th Dimension”; Chosen as Graduate Participant in Year-long Seminar on Art in the Age of Difference, sponsored by the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, (1992-1993); Guest lectured in undergraduate course, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poetries, taught by Steve Evans, (Fall, 1992); Completed Harriet Sheridan Center for  College Teaching Certificate Program; Spoke on panel on Careers in Writing for the Pembroke Center Alumnae Forum; Staffed the Brown University Writing Center (1994); Curated Writing, Film & Video Festivals in collaboration with the Modern Culture & Media Department, (1993 & 1995).

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Poets & Songwriters Collaboration, Amherst, VA, July 1999.

The Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY,  May 17—June 10, 1999.

The Rocky Mountain Women’s Institue, 1995-1996, Denver, CO.

Fondation Royaumont, Atelier Cosmopolite, Asniéres-sur-Oise, France, Summer, 1995. (One of ten international artists chosen for multidiscliplinary residency on collaboration and translation).

Djerassi Resident Artists’ Program: Artist-in-Residence, Woodside, CA, August, 1994.

MacDowell Colony: Artist-in-Residence, July, 1990.

Barnard College Conference on Poetry & Performance, Barnard College, New York City,  April 8-10, 2002.

Celebration of the Sonnet, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, April 2, 2002.

Featured Reading:  Lee Ann Brown, Christian Bok and Ben Marcus, in conjunction with show, Heavenly Visions: Shaker Gift Drawings, The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, NYC, December 4, 2001.

Conference on Gertrude Stein, hosted by NYU, Judson Memorial Church  and The Poetry Project, October 2001.

“Festival Within,” reading and roundtables in celebration of The Best American Poetry 2001, Huntington L.I., September 29-30, 2001.

Insomniacathon, (Benefit for Louisville Battered Women’s Shelter), Louisville, Kentucky, February 24-25, 2001.

The People’s Poetry Gathering, presentation on Women’s Spirituality with Brenda Hillman and Claudia Rankine, Poet’s House, New York City, March, 2001.

The 3rd Annual Boston Poetry Festival, The Art Institute at Lesley College, July 21-23, 2000.

The Opening of the Field:  Poetry of the 1960’s, University of Maine at Orono, June 28-July 2, 2000.

Poetry & Pedagogy, Institute for Writing &Thinking, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, June, 1999.

Barnard Innovative Women Writers Conference, Barnard College, New York City,  April 8-10, 1999.

The People’s Poetry Gathering, co-hosted by CitiLore & Poet’s House, New York City, March 4-6, 1999.

Page Mothers Conference on Women Poet & Publishers, University of California at San Diego, March 4-6, 1999.

Centre de International Poesie Marseille (CIPM), Conference on American Cinema & Poetry, Marseille France, October, 1998.

Cambridge Conference of Contemporary Poetry, Jesus College, Cambridge University, England,  April  24-26, 1998.

Assembling Alternatives: An International Poetry Conference / Festival, Featured Poet, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, (August 29– September 26, 1998).

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Visiting Poet, sponsored by Department of Creative Writing, (April  6, 1995).

University of California, San Diego:  Featured Poet, Filmmaker & Lecturer in “New Writing Series,”  sponsored by English & Art Departments (week of October 12, 1994).

Beat Conference, Featured Poet, Loeb Student Center, New York University, (May, 1994).

The New Freedoms:  Contemporary Russian & American Poetry Conference, Featured Poet, Stevens Institute of Technology,  Hoboken, NJ, (April 8-10, 1994).

First Festival of New Poetry at SUNY Buffalo, Featured Poet and Panelist, (March 31-April 2, 1993).

Poetry Workshop, taught by Forrest Gander, Guest lecturer, Providence College, (Fall, 1992).

“Multicultural Women’s Literature,” Guest lecturer,  taught by Lorna D. Cervantes, University of Colorado at Boulder, (Summer, 1992).

Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver, B.C., Weekend Residency, Reading, Film and Lecture, (August, 1991).
Artistic and Academic Service.

Visiting Artist for Undergraduate Senior Thesis Review, Performance Poetry, University of Pennsylvania, Shippensburg, (also performed, and gave interview for Reflector, the Undergraduate Literary Journal), April 1998.

Panelist, Grants in Literature, Bronx Council on the Arts, Spring 1998.

Panelist, Artists’ Projects Grants, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Providence, RI, Fall 1995.

Judge: George Grummer Poetry Award, Phoebe: A Journal of Literary Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May, 1995.

Curatorial Experience
Segue Foundation (1993-Present), New York City, Curator

Participate in long-running collective which programs and hosts weekly poetry reading in Manhattan at The Ear Inn, Here and currently, Double Happiness.

Curate and produce programs of “Cinemaki,”  a series exploring parallel and intersecting practices between poetry and film, grants from NYFA & the Experimental Television Center.

The Poetry Project at Saint Mark’s Church (1988-1991), New York City, Monday Night Reading Series Coordinator & Program Assistant

  • Curated and hosted the Monday Night Series for “emerging” poets and performers.
  • Organized benefits, fundraising, and membership drives.
  • Coordinated Writing Workshops.
  • Catalogued tape and publication archives.

Collective for Living Cinema, (Spring 1987), New York City, Festival Intern. Assisted curators, Yvonne Ranier and Berenice Reynaud in producing the Third World Women’s Film Festival

Research Experience
Artists’ Assistant (1988-1991), New York City
Assisted poets Jackson Mac Low, Allen Ginsberg, poet and librettist Kenward Elmslie, painter Sylvia Sleigh, and playwright Richard Foreman with manuscript preparation, archival work and other projects.

Research Assistantship (Fall 1985), France & England
Assisted and traveled in France and England with author, Carol Cooke researching her book, Through a Glass Darkly, a fictional biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Grand Street Gallery, premiere of “Color Work,” collaboration with Alystyre Julian, curated by Tim Griffin, Brookly, NY, February, 1999.

The Poetry Project, New York City, October, 1998.

Centre de International Poesie Marseille (CIPM), Marseille France, October, 1998.

Segue Foundation, New York City, Fall 1997.

Fondation Royaument, Asniere sur Oise, France, October 1995.

University of California, San Diego:  October 12, 1994.

University of Rhode Island:  Faculty Show, September 1994.

Women’s Reels:  Cable Car Cinema & Brown University, May, 1993.

University of Rhode Island:  Visiting filmmaker in class taught by Margorie Keller, April 27, 1993.

Boulder Arts Center: Venus Envy: Films by Women, Boulder Arts Center, Boulder, CO, October, 1992.

Anthology Film Archives: Fourth Annual Gay & Lesbian Experimental Film Festival, New York City, 1990.

MacDowell Colony: with Dan Eisenberg, Peterborough, NH, August, 1990.

Rapp Arts Center:  Conspiracies, “Optical Converse,” New York City, May, 1990.

The Segue Foundation: Series curated by Henry Hills, New York City, December, 1989.

The Collective for Living Cinema: “New Filmmaker’s Showcase”, New York City, June, 1988.

The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church:  Wednesday Night Series, New York City, May, 1988.

The Naropa Institute: Boulder, CO, July, 1987.

Brown University: Juried Spring Show, Providence, RI, May, 1987.

“Art for Plot” video installation, The Kitchen, New York City, March 2001.

Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Showcase, Metro Gallery, July 6-July 27, 1996, Denver, CO.

Faculty Group Show, Fall 1994, Main Gallery, curated by Judith Tolnick, University of Rhode Island, Spring 1995, Kingston, RI.

“Altered Dressers,” in collaboration with  poet and artist, Prageeta Sharma, Corridor Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Spring 1995, Kingston, RI.

Additional Featured Readings & Performances
Bard College, Locus Loquiter Series, hosted by Robert Kelly, Spring 1997 and August 1998.

The Blacksmith House, “A Celebration of Joe Brainard,” December, 1994, Cambridge, MA.

Bluefields Benefit Poetry Series, April, 1989, New York City.

Bluestocking Books, Belladonna Reading Series, with Adeena Karasick, September, 2001.

Books on the Square, Providence, RI, May, 1992. Brown University, Providence, RI.

“30 Minute Muse” with Miven Booth, 1984.

“Canned Goods Series” with Bernadette Mayer, May, 1990.

Graduate Writing Program Final Reading May, 1993, with Harryette Mullen.

Bernadette Mayer Benefit Reading, May 3, 1995.

Featured Teacher at Undergraduate Poetry Reading, May 12, 1995.

California Cafe Series, December 13, 1994, Providence, RI.

Dial-A-Poet Television: Cable Access of Dallas; November, 1991.

Diagonales, Centre de Poésie and Traduction, Fondation Royaumont, October 7, Asnierés-sur-Oise, France.

The Ear Inn, 326 Spring Street, New York City; 1990 with Bernadette Mayer, 1992 with Jerome Sala, 1993 with Miriam Solan, 1994 with Judith Goldman, 1996 with Cliff Fyman.

Hamilton College Intercollegiate Reading Series, Hamilton, NY, Spring 1987.

La Mama/La Galleria, Red Weather Magazine Benefit, New York City, Spring 1991.

Lizmar Lounge, performed with The Fugs, New York City, Winter 1989.

MLA: poetry readings in 1998, 2000, 2001.

The Naropa Institute (summers 1989-96, 1999) Boulder, CO, Thursday, July 13, 1995 with Robin Blaser, Eleni Siklianos, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman & Jim Carroll.

New College of California, March 9, 1999, with Bernadette Mayer and Barbara Guest.

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 1990, New York City.

The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church-in-the Bowery, New York City. Monday Night Series, with Ethie Stearns and Todd Penney, 1989; Wednesday Night Series, with Jean Day, 1990; Wednesday Night Series, with Erica Hunt, 1994;  New Year’s Day Benefit Readings: 1987-1997; 1997 30th Anniversary Symposium; Wednesday Night Series, with Heather Ramsdell, 1998.

612 Metropolitan, with Bernadette Mayer, Brooklyn, NY, Spring 1991.

Schoolhouse Gallery, “Bardic Fling:  Poets Who Sing” curated by Jennifer Liese, Provincetown, MA, Aug. 2001.

St. Antonio Rock Squat, Milan, Italy, October 15, 1995.

St. John’s University, English Department, 2001 & 2001.

Snug Harbor Reading Series, with David Shapiro and Steven Taylor, Staten Island, NY.

Subtext Series, March 18, 1999, with Kenji Yuda, Seattle, WA.

Small Press Traffic, (1990, 1992, 1994) San Francisco, CA.

Theatre for the New City, with Gregory Corso, and The Fugs, New York City, 1990.

La Penseé Sauvage Bookstore, September, Paris, 1985.

Shakespeare & Company, September, Paris, 1985.

Shakespeare & Company, Fire Benefit, New York City, 1990.

The United Nations, with Alice Notley & others, curated by Harris Schiff, 1988, New York City.

University of Rhode Island, English Department, February 11, 1995, Kingston, RI. 

WBAI: Working Title, New York City, Fall, 1990.

WKCR: Composed on the Tongue,  Columbia University Public Radio, New York City, hosted by Sharon Shively, September, 1990.

WNYU: Wordsongs, 1989 series.

Word of Mouth, “Bernadette Mayer Read-In,” Cambridge, MA, December 18, 1994.

Zinc Bar, New York City, with Julie Patton, August 1997, with Shelly Marlow, October 11, 1998, and with John Tranter, October 26, 1999.

American Poets, recorded by Juliette Valery, forthcoming, 2000.

“Tech Pledge” with music by Carbon, on Lip, A Benefit Compact Disc for WAC (Women’s Action Coalition), Spring, 1995.

“Poem #1056, by Emily Dickinson,” We Magazine #16, (cassette), edited by Chris Funkhouser, 1993.

“Pledge,” with music by Elliott Sharp on Compact Disc, Beneath the Valley of the Ultra Yahoos, 1992.

“The of a The,” with music by Sarah Boyd Blair on Compact Disc, State of the Union (Zoar Records), 1992.

“Last Night the Nightingale Woke Me,” Soundtrack for Allen Ginsberg’s Kaddish, Eye & Ear Poets Theater, New York City, 1990.

The Sleep that Changed Everything  (Wesleyan University Press), 2003.

The 3:15 Experiment (The Owl Press), with Bernadette Mayer, Jen Hofer and Danika Dinsmore, 2001.

Dia/gnostic,  artists book collaboration with Ann Slacik, limited edition, in collections such as Biblioteque National de France, and others, St. Deny, France, 2000.

Polyverse, Sun & Moon Press, Los Angeles, CA, winner of the  New American Poetry Prize, selected by Charles Bernstein. (Reviews in The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, American Book Review, The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Village Voice, Rhizome, Rain Taxi, Shark, Jacket Magazine (Australia) and Verse  magazine’s yearly anthology of Younger Poets), 1999.

Pamphlets, Broadsides and Chapbooks
My Jupiter in Mid-Heaven Poetics, broadside for Insomniacathon Poetry Festival, (Benefit for Louisville Battered Women’s Shelter), Louisville, Kentucky, February 24-25, 2001.

“Obaa Agnes Inflorescence,” “How Glad,” and “Ballad of Vertical Integration,” Oasis Broadsides No. 76., to celebrate reading in Lit City series, New Orleans, LA, October 3, 2000.

Prise, (translation of Crush)  by Éric Giraud and Holly Dye, edited by Juliette Valery, series publishes translations of American poetry into French such as Robert Creeley, John Ashbery, Elizabeth Willis, Norma Cole, Tom Raworth, George Oppen, Michael Palmer and others, (Format Américain), Bordeaux, France, 2000.

Jade Toys,  (Backwoods Broadsides, Chaplet Series, Number 53), edited by Sylvester Pollet, Ellsworth Maine, 2000.

The Voluptuary Lion Poems of Spring, Tender Buttons, 1997.

Miss Traduction, Centre de Poésie et Traduction & Tender Lynx, Fondation Royaumont, France, 1995.