Jamie Brown

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Jamie Brown holds the MFA from American University (1988), where he studied with Frank Conroy, Henry Taylor, Myra Sklarew, Linda Pastan, James Alan McPherson, and Terry McMillan. He is Founder, Publisher and Editor of The Broadkill Review, Founder of the John Milton Memorial Celebration of Poets and Poetry, Publisher of the Broadkill River Press, and Director of the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize.

Brown teaches at Wesley College in Dover, DE, after over a decade teaching at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He also taught the first Creative Writing class ever offered at the Smithsonian Institution. He was the Fiction Editor of The Washington Review of the Arts, Contributing Editor for The Sulphur River Literary Review, Poetry Critic for The Washington Times, and was a member of the Poetry Committee of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

His fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been widely published (including in translation in Hungary), and five of his plays have been produced in the DC Area, one of which swept the four major awards in the 2007 One-Act Play Competition in Milton, DE. He is the author of three books of poems, the chapbooks Sakura: A Cycle of Haiku (Broadkill River Press, 2013) and Freeholder and Other Poems (Argonne House Press, 1999), and a full-length collection, Conventional Heresies (Bay Oak Publishers, 2008). He is also author of the nonfiction collection Constructing Fiction (Broadkill Press, 2011).

Beltway Poetry Quarterly: http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/poetry/poets/names/brown-jamie/

Submitted by Kim Roberts, July 2014

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