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Chantay Leonard

Author's Bio

Chantay "Legacy" Leonard, 33, 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

Books:
I Have Come Forth By Day, A Woman's Evolution (Moore Black Press, 2011)
Anthologies:
Estrology (Wordsmith Press, 2008), The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates (Soft Skull Press, 2008)
Journals:
Black Arts Quarterly
Performances:
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)

Chantay Leonard Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin
Favorite Books:
Jane Eyre, Little Women, The Outlander, The Vampire Huntress Legend series, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Another Country, Breath, Eyes, Memory and many, many, many more.
Favorite Authors:
Zora Neale Hurston, Louisa Alcott, Diana Galbadon, Eric Jerome Dickey, Diane McKinney-Whetstone, Alice Walker, Edgwidge Danticat, Amy Tan, Chinua Achebe, L.A. Banks, Dean Koontz, Bernice McFadden and many, many, many more.

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Listing last updated: September 26, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American, Feminist
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Prisoners, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Detroit, MI
Raised in:
Detroit, MI

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