Update, July 24, 2014:
♦  Thanks to everyone who commented on my Sustainable Writer blog posts, which will remain archived on this site. To read my more recent thoughts on how to create and sustain your voice as an academic writer, visit Academic Coaching & Writing’s website.  And to learn more about what inspires Professor Helen Sword’s explorations of style and glimpse some surprising findings from her latest research, check out my interview with Dr. Sword, It’s About Empowerment.

Update, February 2014:
♦  Still loving my work as Director of Academic Writing with Academic Coaching & Writing. If you’re working on a book proposal, you might want to check out my recent ACW blog series Secrets of Successful Academic Book Proposals.

♦ Delighted that Sarah Grimke’s story is in the cultural spotlight this spring–thanks to novelist Sue Monk Kidd.  Check out this LA Times review: 
Grimke Sisters Inspire Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings

♦Favorite new site: Poetry River, for its fantastic section on docupoetry, hosted by Wendy DeGroat. Check out her Documentary Poetry blog.


My most recent book is The Book of Sarah, a volume of poems based on archival research about the the life of Sarah Grimke, is most my recent book (Turning Point Press: 2011). 

“From the heroic life of Sarah Moore Grimke, southern born abolitionist and suffragette, 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

 The Book of Sarah is available through AmazonBarnes & Noble, and independent booksellers.