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Craig Leaf

Author's Bio

Biography C.S. LEAF (1981-) is a poet, editor, book maker and current student at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. He is the Co-Founder and Head Editor of ANAMORPHY PRESS & ANARCHO-SYNDICALIST PUBLICATIONS, a member of The Boston Author's Guild and Poets & Writers. C.S. Leaf's first chapbook "LOST IN HINDSIGHT", Finishing Line Press- 2008, was nominated for the 2008 DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE, the 2009 MASS BOOK AWARDS, and PULITZER PRIZE. Leaf has appeared as Poet and Guest Speaker at WGDR Radio from Goddard College, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter's Water Street Bookstore and most recently at Portsmouth's Poetry Hoot by invitation of Mark DeCarteret, Portsmouth's current Poet Laureate. His work has been praised by the preeminent John Donne Scholar Dennis A. Flynn PhD and current New Hampshire State Poet Laureate Walter E. Butts. C.S. Leaf's latest collection "CITY OF ARTIFICE" was chosen for Pudding House Publications Chapbook Series, and should be available late 2010. And is book the first two books in a feature length work of his poetry compiled by current New Hampshire Poet Laureate Walter Butts. "I’ve attempted to thread the poems together in a contextual and stylistic pattern that would allow the poems do be in dialog ue with each other and the reader. I also wanted to showcase your brilliant fusion of intellect and emotion, as well as demonstrate your command of syntax and diction. I think this structure allows for a stylistic diversity that considers both your formal strengths and inventive language use." Leaf is a Proud Member of The Boston Author's Club, Goddard College & The Very Bad Poetry Society. Most recentally Leaf recorded several poems for feature article in BOMB MAGAZINE (in Leaf's links), Check it out! Leaf currently lives in Newburyport, MA. with his wife and youngest child.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
City of Artifice (Pudding House Press, 2011), Lost in Hindsight (Finishing Line Press, 2008)
Journals:
Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans, Guideword, Physiognomy in Letters
Prizes:
Poetry Soup Single Poem Prize 2007 for Poem "Flotsam and Jetsam" from LOST IN HINDSIGHT.

Craig Leaf Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Syntax by Ellen Bryant Voigt, Proust was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer, Revolution of the World... American Avant Garde Poetry 1914 - 1945 by Jerome Rothenberg, Fernando Pessoa Selected Poems by Fernando Pessoa, A History of Modern Poetry:Modernism and After by David Perkins
Favorite Books:
Hans Bellmer The Doll Benjamin. Arcades Hemingway. Garden of Eden T.S. Eliot Collected Poems
Favorite Authors:
Jules LaForgue, Hemingway, Stein, T.S. Eliot, Walter Benjamin, Walter Butts, Jen Hofer, Rachel Pollack, Rebecca Brown, William S. Burroughs, Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco, E.E. Cummings, John Cage, Joyce, Brecht, Duras, Djuna Barns, Jean Genet

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Listing last updated: April 30, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Scandinavian American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Methuen, MA
Raised in:
Newburyport, MA

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