Catalog-Lawrence, Jenifer Browne

One Hundred Steps from Shore

In these brave and powerful poems, Jenifer Browne Lawrence looks hard at her past, at loss and sorrow, at the great mystery at the heart of our world. Many of the poems in One Hundred Steps from Shore are elegaic, but what strikes me most in her work is how elegy turns from grief, to wonder, to praise. Theodore Roethke says, "In a dark time the eye begins to see."

"In this book, Jenifer Browne Lawrence demonstrates how the creative act, the poem itself, not only helps us to see, but is a way of illuminating the world and transforming the self. This is a brilliant first book by a promising new poet."             Joseph Stroud


Jenifer Browne Lawrence was born in California in 1958. Raised in Alaska, she currently lives in a small community near Seattle, Washington.  Jenifer has received the Potomac Review’s Annual Poetry Award and has been a finalist for the James Hearst Poetry Prize. Her work has received a Pushcart nomination, and is published in various journals and anthologies, including the North American Review, The Comstock Review and the Potomac Review.