After studying world religion for 15 years, I’ve passed through every major faith at one point or another, choosing from the various doctrines those truths I felt I could embrace. At this point in my spiritual journey, I have no label for my faith. I stand in awe of knowledge itself and respect those with an intellectual curiosity. In the end, my places of worship are those spaces that encourage reflection. One of my favorite being the Boston Public Library, which to me is a church/temple in and of itself—even more so than most of the churches I have found myself in over the years. It is one of my favorite places. (Below are a few images I recently took while spending time there.)
L.M. Browning grew up in a small fishing village in Connecticut. A longtime student of religion, nature, art, and philosophy these themes permeate her work. In 2010, she wrote a three-title contemplative poetry series: Ruminations at Twilight, Oak Wise, and The Barren Plain. These three books went on to garner several accolades including a total of 3 pushcart-prize nominations and the Nautilus Gold Medal for Poetry in 2013. In late 2011 she followed up this success with her first full-length novel, The Nameless Man. In 2013 her title, Fleeting Moments of Fierce Clarity: Journal of a New England Poet, was named a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Best Regional Non-fiction).
Balancing her passion for writing with her love of education and publishing, she is a graduate of the University of London and a Fellow with the League of Conservationist Writers. She is a partner at Hiraeth Press; Co-Founder of Written River: A Journal of Eco-Poetics as well as Founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature. In 2011, she opened Homebound Publications—a rising independent publishing house based in New England. She currently working to complete her English degree at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Her latest poetry collection, Vagabonds and Sundries: Poetic Remnants of Lives Past, is now available. She expects the release of her next novel, The Castoff Children in the autumn of 2016 through Homebound Publications.