Fleda Brown is the author of eight collections of poetry including No Need of Sympathy published by BOA in 2013. She is also the author of a memoir, Driving With Dvorak (University of Nebraska Press, 2010), and with Sydney Lea, a book of essays, Growing Old in Poetry (Autumn House Press, 2013). She joined the faculty of the University of Delaware English Department in 1978, where she founded the Poets in the Schools Program, which she directed for more than twelve years. Brown served as poet laureate of Delaware from 2001-2007, and she currently teaches in the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. For more information about Fleda Brown, visit fledabrown.com.