At the center of the most turbulent heart there is a place of peace, a place beyond time that cannot be touched by change or loss. Here in this stillness is rest and healing. Nothing we suffer, nothing that we fear, can damage its perfection. Enter this place of peace and learn the purpose of your life – not wealth or fame, but the recongintion of your unity with all things. Every thing that you have loved is here. All joy. All good. No living thing has ever been lost to you. No evil can survive in this clear shining. – Pam Brown
Brown was born in Seymour, Victoria, and her childhood was spent in on military bases in Toowoomba and Brisbane. Since her early twenties, she has mostly lived in Sydney. She has made her living as a silkscreen printer, musician and filmmaker, has taught writing, multi-media studies and film-making and worked from 1989 – 2006 as a librarian at University of Sydney. She lives in Sydney, Australia.
From 1997 to 2002 Pam Brown was the poetry editor of Overland and since 2004 has been the associate editor of Jacket magazine.She has been a guest at poetry festivals worldwide, taught at the University for Foreign Languages, Hanoi, and during 2003 hadAustralia Council writers residency in Rome.