2017 News & Events: 

artists against the war on the earth

Poets and Writers and Musicians Against
the War on the Earth

June 21, 7 pm
Saint Joan of Arc Church
4537 3rd Ave, Minneapolis MN

See flyer for more information.


 News: The Voices

The Voices

Michael Dennis Browne's newest book of poems, The Voices, is available now from Carnegie Mellon University Press.

One of the main themes is the essential presence of music and music-making in the world; “I would never go into the dark without the voices,” as the title poem says. The book also includes a number of elegies for departed family members and friends in balance with poems that celebrate existence—“love your life,” as the final (wedding) poem insists. The epigraph at the beginning of the book suggests the way we all must live in contradiction.

Carnegie Mellon University Press 2015
112 pp.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Poetry

The book is dedicated to Stephen Paulus.


Presidential Inauguration

See Michael Dennis Browne in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Minneapolis poet's song to be performed at Trump's inauguration — but he's not a supporter" Watch video/read story here.

Considering Matthew Shepard performance 

Sunday, February 5. Symphony Hall, Boston 
(Performance was taped for Austin City Limits Live)

The Mary Hanson Show
Michael Dennis Browne was featured on The Mary Hanson Show, Monday October 3, conversation, TPS.

Writing Workshop

MDB taught Believing in Writing: Poetry , Prose and Prayer: a writing workshop at the Collegeville Institute, St John's University. 

Sing Love, Be Love
Michael Dennis Browne was a featured guest with Saint Paul Vocal Forum's Sing Love, Be Love, April/May 2016.

Pankake Poetry Event

Michael Dennis Browne was featured at 6th Pankake Poetry event at the University of Minnesota in April. He read from his new book, The Voices, and the afternoon featured a musical performance by Kathy Saltzman Romey and the University Singers, the flagship choral ensemble of the University of Minnesota. See a video of the event here.

Memorial for Stephen Paulus
Read Michael Dennis Browne's remarks from the memorial service for Stephen Paulus. November 2014. Click here to read his remarks.

New poems

in online magazines Sleet Magazine and Tinderbox Poetry Journal.