Chantay "Legacy" Leonard, 32, is a Detroit writer, author, performance poet and activist. Her literary work has been featured in Stanford University's "Black Arts Quarterly", the anthologies "Estrology" and "The Bandana Republic." Her debut book of poems "I Have Come Forth By Day: A Woman's Evolution" is available on Moore Black Press.
Publications and Prizes
I Have Come Forth By Day, A Woman's Evolution (Moore Black Press, 2011)
Estrology (Wordsmith Press, 2008), The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates (Soft Skull Press, 2008)
Black Arts Quarterly
Bowery Poetry Club (2007), Cornell University (2007), Eastern Michigan University (2007), Hip-Poe-Tics Lecture and Poetry Series - University of California, Santa Barbara (2007), The Essence of Motown Literary Jam - The Charles H. Wright African American History Museum (2007), The Evening Coffee House, Marygrove College (2007), Northwest Missouri State University (2006), Over the Counter/Under the Skin, University of Michigan - Dearborn (2006), Max Fisher Theater - Detroit, MI (2005), Redd Apple Gallery - Detroit, MI (2004), Comerica Java & Jazz Series, Wayne State University (2002), Marygrove College (2002)