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Leslie McGrath

Author's Bio

My poetry is informed by my training in clinical psychology, as well as a background in Spanish language literature. I conduct literary interviews with female writers of color, regularly published in the Writer's Chronicle. I co-edited the posthumous poetry collection of Reetika Vazirani, Radha Says. I teach poetry and creative nonfiction at Central CT State University. I'm the series editor for The Tenth Gate, an imprint of The Word Works, which publishes a third book or beyond by a poet writing in English. Current interests: writing about interior geography, the history of mental illness, and supporting audacious writers. Forthcoming in 2014: "Out From the Pleiades: a novella in verse (Jaded Ibis Productions) and "By the Windpipe", a chapbook (ELJ Publications.) I think literary life is twofold: time spent in service to the craft and other writers, and time spent creating on the page. I strive for balance.

Publications and Prizes

Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage (Main Street Rag Press, 2009)
By the Windpipe (ELJ Publications, 2014), Toward Anguish (Providence Athenaeum, 2007)
A Face to Meet the Faces: An anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012), From the Fishouse (Persea Books/Karen & Michael Braziller, 2009)
Agni, Alimentum, Beloit Poetry Journal, Black Warrior Review, Cimarron Review, Connecticut Review, Isotope, Nimrod, NOON, Pank, Poetry Ireland Review, Salamander, Slate
Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry 2004 Philbrick chapbook award 2007 Main Street Rag Poetry Book award 2009

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Bridgeport, CT
Raised in:
Fairfield, CT

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