Jenny Browne is the author of three collections of poems: Dear Stranger, The Second Reason, and At Once, all from the University of Tampa Press. Her poems and essays have appeared widely, including American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, The New York Times, Tin House, and Threepenny Review. A former James Michener Fellow at the University of Texas in Austin, she has received grants from the San Antonio Artist Foundation, the Texas Writers League, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently she is an Associate Professor of English at Trinity University, and was the 2016-2018 City of San Antonio Poet Laureate and the 2017 State of Texas Poet Laureate.  In 2020, she was the Distinguished Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  She lives with her husband and daughters Lyda and Harriet in downtown San Antonio, Texas.