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Laura Brown joins new friends at Pittsburgh’s Grand Concourse for a night exploring play and the work of paying attention.
Laura Lynn Brown serves Irish soda bread, the last Cara Cara orange, friendship, poetry, and disappearing kosher dills.
Laura Lynn Brown’s Pittsburgh tea quest continues with a stop at Anchor and Anvil Coffee Bar, where a person can throw down a “Parking Chair” and celebrate Sconehenge.
Laura Lynn Brown recalls willing herself to eat some pomegranate seeds because she wanted to enjoy the food as much as she enjoyed the word, paired with Anne Doe Overstreet’s “Under Heaven” in the latest Eating & Drinking Poems.
Laura Brown makes her way to the local farmers market to sample teas from De Fer Coffee and Tea in the latest stop on the Pittsburgh tea quest tour.
Laura Lynn Brown writes about unexpected life in her urban cabin and a cat-and-mouse game. What happened to the peanut butter in the traps?
Finding the right tea shop, at the right time, can be a perfect fresh start. Laura Lynn Brown continues her Pittsburgh tea quest with a stop at LaBella’s.
For poet Stephen Murabito, artichokes are a food of regret. Laura Brown prepares them a little differently, with Murabito’s poem “Alone with Artichokes.”
Laura Brown’s tea quest takes a detour into New York for a stop at the Silver Tips Tea Room in Tarrytown where the river is astonishingly wide, the egg souchong delicious.
Laura Brown’s tea quest takes her to Tupelo Honey Teas Cafe and a selection of Pittsburgh-specific tea blends especially for Yinzers n’at.
Laura Lynn Brown’s tea quest in Pittsburgh continues, with a stop at Arnold’s Tea House to sample Dragonwell green tea.
In the schedule’s in-between space, Laura Brown discovers a new tea shop on her Pittsburgh tea quest, and a fragrant cup of tulsi.
Laura Lynn Brown offers a reflection on Barbara Crooker’s “Ode to Olive Oil” and a tasty recipe of white beans with sage to go with it.
Any family story has multiple versions: what I remember, what you remember, what really happened. Laura Brown reflects on truth, fact, and the whole egg.
Is succotash something to be suffered or savored? Laura Lynn Brown offers a warm reflection on the dish, with a savory succotash poem and Thanksgiving recipes.
Laura Brown goes on a tour of Pittsburgh’s independent bookstores in search of the 2016 edition of The Best American Essays.
Laura Lynn Brown invites us to Little Rock, Arkansas, to cross the Big Dam Bridge for fitness, or bucket-list bagging, or for love, or for the love of poetry.
After living most of her adult life in central Arkansas, Laura Lynn Brown finally toured the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site to learn more about the Little Rock Nine.
When Laura Lynn Brown hosted a Mischief Cafe in her home in Little Rock, she thought her guests might discuss their relationships to poetry. She didn’t expect a stealth sock.