NEWS: I am delighted to announce my recent appointment as Director of Academic Writing with Academic Coaching & Writing (June 2013). To learn more about how this innovative organization supports faculty development, visit: academiccoaching&writing.org. Or, drop me a line at email@example.com.
My most recent book is a volume of poems,The Book of Sarah (Turning Point: 2011), available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, through independent booksellers.
“From the heroic life of Sarah Moore Grimke, southern born abolitionist and suffragette, Amy Benson Brown has fashioned a book of poems that is breathtaking to read. With its Biblical resonances and keen insights, this is a book to treasure not only for its history but for its meaning in the present.”
—Alicia Ostriker, Emeriti Professor English, Rutgers University
“What a brave and beautiful book. Brown’s powerful collection of poems documents the horrors of slavery and engages with our histories in ways that have so much to teach us. Memory, these poems show us, is dangerous and ever-changing. And it must be listened to. This debut collection reveals the American past in a new light.”
—Nicole Cooley, MFA Director, Queens College
“The Grimke family is most worthy poetic subject and Brown renders the characters
with tenderness and clarity.”—Natasha Trethewey, Professor of Creative Writing, Emory University and Poet Laureate of the United States