December 26, 2009
Lee Ann Brown is the author of Polyverse and The Sleep That Changed Everything, and collaborations such as Nascent Toolbox with Laynie Browne, and Sop Doll! A Jack Tale Noh with Tony Torn. She teaches poetry at St. John's University in New York City and is starting a performance and workshop space, The French Broad Institute of Time & the River in Marshall, NC."I wrote this poem in 5th grade at the request of my teacher Mrs. Elrod to accompany a bulletin board display of white paper snowflakes in the halls of Bruns Avenue Elementary School in Charlotte NC. Accompanying me in this recording some 35 years later is my daughter, Miranda, age seven who made up the new ending. She also suggests you listen to it backwards for what sounds like the word 'salami.'"