PAM BROWN is an Australian poet. Since 1971, she has published many books and chapbooks of poetry and prose. She has also written reviews, essays, texts for theatre and has made videos and films. She has been contributing editor for Overland, Jacket, Jacket2, Fulcrum and VLAK Magazine. She has also guest-edited for various magazines like Ekleksographia, Cordite Poetry Review
and for Vagabond Press.
Publications In Print :
Cafe Sport 1979
New & Selected Poems 1990
This World. This Place. 1994
My Lightweight Intentions 1998, 2006
Drifting topoi 2000
eleven 747 poems 2002
Text thing 2002
Dear Deliria 2003
Let's Get Lost 2005
Peel Me A Zibibbo 2006
True Thoughts 2008
Authentic Local 2010
In my phone 2011
More than a feuilleton 2012
Home by Dark 2013
Missing up 2015
Alibis (French/English) 2014
the meh of z z z z 2010
Out of Print :
Cocabola's Funny Picture Book 1973
Automatic Sad 1974
Country & Eastern 1980
Small Blue View 1982
Selected Poems 1971-82 1984
Keep It Quiet 1987
Little Droppings 1994
Early books, now out-of-print, include Sureblock, Pam's first small collection of poems in 1972, the omnibus Cocabola's Funny Picture Book from 1973 and Automatic Sad published in 1974. These books were all published in Melbourne, Victoria.
To see cover images from more of Pam Brown's early titles visit the books site To read a pdf copy of the out-of-print book, Automatic Sad visit this link.
Read poems from 50-50 - published by Little Esther Books, 1997
Read poems from Text thing (Little Esther Books, 2002)
For more on Dear Deliria visit this link.
Never-Never Books chapbooks 2006:
My Lightweight Intentions was published by Folio/Salt in the UK in late 1998 and published as a second edition by Never-Never Books, Sydney in 2006.
Peel Me A Zibibbo was published by Never-Never Books, Sydney in 2006
Cover detail - image by Kay Orchison
Read the title poem from Drifting topoi (Vagabond Press,2000)
Read early poems and two 90s poems
Poems published online
In April 2002, Randolph Healy's Wild Honey Press published
eleven 747 poems
In May 2005, Vagabond Press Stray Dog Editions published Let's Get Lost, a sequence of poems from Pam Brown in Trastevere, Rome in correspondence with Ken Bolton and Laurie Duggan.
In September 2007, Susan Schultz's Tinfish Press published
farout_ library_software, a book of poems written in collaboration
with Atlanta-based, Egyptian poet Maged Zaher.
In early 2010, Jesse Glass of Ahadada Books published the e-book
the meh of z z z z, a suite of poems by Pam Brown.
Please take advantage of the free download HERE
Bob Arnold's Vermont-based Longhouse Press published a pamphlet of poems called Sentimental in 2010.
In 2016 Amelia Dale's & A.J. Carruthers' Stale Objects de press (SOd) published, in limited edition, Westernity, a folio of Pam Brown's collages & assorted visual ephemera.
Pam Brown & Susan Schultz - a collaboration for the International Corporation of Lost Structures - ICOLS
John Kinsella & Pam Brown in conversation
On editing James Schuyler - Pam Brown in conversation with editors Simon Pettet, William Corbett and Nathan Kernan.
Illustrated interview - Pam Brown talking to Carolyn Burke (the biographer of modernist poet Mina Loy)
Selected editing & reviewing - extras.
Reviews of Pam Brown's books.
For interviews & some work in translation visit this link
For audio & video visit Sound & Vision
Pages on New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre - nzepc
Anecdotes - Towards the 70s and Petersham Days
Order the books.
Pam Brown's now closed blog - 2006-2017 - the deletions
Contact the author
Pam Brown & Jane Zemiro encounter security on the Ubahn, Berlin
(foto by p.brown & berlin ubahn security)