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Leigh Donaldson

Author's Bio

Leigh Donaldson’s writing on international/national/regional politics, business, social issues, history, art, culture and travel have appeared in print and online publications such as American Legacy Magazine, Progressive Media Project, World Report, The Public Press (San Francisco), Common Dreams.org News Center, Fiscal Policy Institute, American Visions Magazine, After Downing Street, Hawaii Review, Senior Magazine, Medical News Today, Art Times, American Songwriter, International Poetry Review, Portland Monthly Magazine, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Maine Health Forum, Maine Food & Lifestyle Magazine, “Maine’s Visible Black History” (Tilbury House Publishers), Maine History, Maine Environmental News, Bay State Banner (Boston), and (former) Maine Times. A graduate of the University of Michigan in journalism and political science, he is the recipient of several awards including a National Press Foundation Award, a Fund for Investigative Journalism grant and a Goldstein Research Award from the Joan Shorenstein Barone Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy. He is also a New York Times fellow with the International Longevity Center USA. His book “The Written Song: Antebellum African-American Press in the Northeast” will be published by McFarland & Co. Publishers in 2011.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
Goose River Press Anthology (Goose River Press, 2006), Wolf Moon Press Journal (Wolf Moon Press, 2006)
Journals:
AIM Quarterly, Art & Understanding, Art Times, Atelier, Cafe Review, Catalyst, City River of Voices, Colorlines, Hawai'i Review, International Poetry Review, Manhattan Poetry Review, Minnesota Ink, Obsidian, Off the Coast, Portfolio Magazine, Potato Eyes, Shooting Star Review, Stolen Island Review, World Poetry 1998
Prizes:
Abraham Woursell Fellowship from the University of Vienna (Austria) Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship from the Maine Community Foundation

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Listing last updated: January 30, 2015

More Information

Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY

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