Friday, March 14, 2008

Catching Up on the Blog 2: Laynie Browne

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Last week, we were supposed to host a reading by Laynie Browne and Sina Queyras, which I was very much looking forward to. However, the day they arrived (Friday, March 7), the biggest snowstorm of the year arrived along with them. Sina drove Laynie down from Toronto, then promptly turned her car around and headed back before the storm got too bad. Not only did the snow keep anyone from showing up for the reading, it also grounded Laynie's travel plans until Monday morning. Not all was lost, as we got to spend the weekend with her, which was a true pleasure. We saw "Werckmeister Harmonies" on DVD and cooked Israeli Couscous with grilled vegetables on Saturday, then took Laynie to see "Diary of the Dead," her first ever Zombie movie on Sunday. We also took a chilly nature walk in a foot of snow at the Tiffts Farm nature preserve, where we fed the chickadees with bread. Anyhow, we hope she will come back to Buffalo soon to read for an audience. Meantime, check out her two latest books, The Scented Fox and Daily Sonnets. Check out Sina's book, Lemon Hound, too.

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