Brown, Rosellen 2005

Wednesday, March 2, 2005
with Calvin Forbes

Talk and you wonder if that could be a voice.
And you lie lightly, skimming the cream
of sleep off the top of an endless night. 

Rosellen Brown, “In Rooms”

Broadside of “In Rooms” by Rosellen Brown

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Read this interview with Rosellen Brown from TriQuarterly:

Rosellen Brown: Interview

Throughout her career, author Rosellen Brown has moved with ease among genres, from short stories to novels to poetry. Throughout each day, however, she’s traveled with equal grace between her top two priorities-writing and motherhood. Many of her novels, such as Half a Heart, Tender Mercies, and Before and After, examine the intricate emotional roles of parents.

He said, “We do not love by word alone,”
And pulled the silence down around his voice
As though a sound could hurt him. Since those words
Became their own perverse, inviting promise,
She had to smile: “Then what is left to say
That you will listen to, except a kiss?”

– Rosellen Brown, “Sestina for Three Voices”

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Watch this interview with Rosellen Brown from the Atlantic Center for the Arts:

Rosellen Brown Part 1 of

Part 1 of 4 of an interview with Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) Master Artist author Rosellen Brown, Residency #136, February 15 – March 7, 2010.

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