Meet the Author: Fleda Brown
Poet Fleda Brown will be celebrating the re-release of her book Growing Old in Poetry, co-authored with Sydney Lea. The event will include both a reading and signing, and light refreshments will be provided.
About Fleda Brown:
Born in 1944 in Columbia, Missouri, Brown grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas. After earning her doctorate in English from the University of Arkansas, in 1978 she took a position at the University of Delaware, where, she created the Poets in the Schools program, which introduced children in local schools to poetry with the help of graduate student poets. She continued to manage this program for more than a decade, in addition to her work as a teacher, guest lecturer, and, of course, poet. Her first book of poetry, Fishing with Blood, was published in 1988, followed by Do Not Peel The Birches in 1993. In 2001, she was appointed the Poet Laureate of Delaware, a position she retained until her retirement from the University of Delaware in 2007.
After her retirement, Brown and her husband moved to Traverse City, Michigan, where she continues to write and give readings of her poetry.