Chantay Leonard

Detroit, MI 48214

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

I Have Come Forth By Day, A Woman's Evolution
(Moore Black Press, 2011)
(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
, Comerica Java & Jazz Series, Wayne State University
, Cornell University
, Eastern Michigan University
, Hip-Poe-Tics Lecture and Poetry Series - University of California, Santa Barbara
, Marygrove College
, Max Fisher Theater - Detroit, MI
, Northwest Missouri State University
, Over the Counter/Under the Skin, University of Michigan - Dearborn
, Redd Apple Gallery - Detroit, MI
, The Essence of Motown Literary Jam - The Charles H. Wright African American History Museum
, The Evening Coffee House, Marygrove College

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
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Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
African American, Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Prisoners, Teachers, Teenagers
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Raised in: 
Detroit, MI
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Last updated: Sep 26, 2013