KURT BROWN (1944-2013) authored several volumes of poetry including I’ve Come This Far to Say Hello (Tiger Bark Press, 2014), Time-Bound (Tiger Bark Press, 2012), No Other Paradise (Red Hen Press, 2010), Future Ship (Red Hen Press, 2008), Fables from the Ark (WordTech Communications, 2004), More Things in Heaven and Earth (Four Way Books, 2002), and Return of the Prodigals (Four Way Books, 1999). In addition, Brown authored six chapbooks. In 2012, he published his memoir, Lost Sheep: Aspen’s Counterculture in the 1970s (Conundrum Press, 2012).
Brown founded the Aspen Writers’ Conference, now called Summer Words. He also taught poetry workshops at Sarah Lawrence College and Georgia Tech. He was a founding director of AWP’s Writers’ Conferences and Centers. In Kurt Brown’s name, AWP now offers three annual scholarships to emerging writers, The Kurt Brown Prizes.