Andrea Carter Brown's new collection of award-winning poetry, September 12, was published for the 20th anniversary of 9/11
Her previous collections are Domestic Karma, The Disheveled Bed, and Brook & Rainbow (winner of the 2001 Sow’s Ear Press Chapbook Prize)
Her poems have won awards from Five Points, River Styx, The MacGuffin, and the Poetry Society of America.
They are cited in the Library of Congress Online Guide to the Poetry of 9/11, and have been featured on NPR, Poetry Daily, and as Split This Rock Poem of the Week, A Founding Editor of Barrow Street and Managing Editor of The Emily Dickinson Journal, she has been Series Editor of The Word Works Washington Prize since 2017.
An avid birder, she lives in Los Angeles, where she grows lemons, limes, oranges, and tangerines in her back yard.
Some key points from our interview
· How her sister’s called saved her life when she phoned to ask if she was ok as the Twin Towers had been hit
· How when she returned to her apartment, she was aware that the dust contained ashes of thousands who vanished four mornings ago
· How she has so much gratitude to all the people and strangers that helped her along the way and believes she survived because of them
· How writing “September 12” impelled her to bear witness to that day and its aftermath
· How she also believes in the power of sharing stories
· How she feels that her book, which took twenty years to write, is the evidence of being Unbroken by 9/11
You can get more info about Andrea here:
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