Leigh Donaldson

P.O. Box 4363
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 899-4782

Author's Bio

Leigh Donaldson’s fiction and prose writing on international/national/regional politics, business, social issues, history, art, culture and travel have appeared in print and online publications such as The Guardian US, Humanist Perspectives Magazine (Ottawa, ON), The Montreal Review, The Working Waterfront (ME), Gastronomica: The Journal of Food & Culture, The Greenwich Village Literary Journal, American Legacy Magazine, Progressive Media Project, Hawaii Review, Senior Magazine, Art Times Journal, American Songwriter Magazine, International Poetry Review, Portland Monthly Magazine, Bangor Daily News, Maine Food & Lifestyle Magazine, “Maine’s Visible Black History” (Tilbury House Publishers), Maine History, Bay State Banner (Boston), as well as Sojourners Magazine, Art & Understanding Magazine, animus, Cafe Review and The Maine Review.

Publications and Prizes

Goose River Press Anthology
(Goose River Press, 2006)
, Wolf Moon Press Journal
(Wolf Moon Press, 2006)
AIM Quarterly, Art & Understanding, Art Times, Atelier, Cafe Review, Catalyst, Colorlines, Hawai'i Review, International Poetry Review, Manhattan Poetry Review, Off the Coast, Potato Eyes, Shooting Star Review, Sojourners, Stolen Island Review, World Poetry 1998
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He is the recipient of several awards including a National Press Foundation Award, a Fund for Investigative Journalism grant, a Goldstein Research Award from the Joan Shorenstein Barone Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy, an Abraham Woursell Fellowship from the University of Austria (Vienna) and a Martin Dibner Memorial fellowship from the Maine Community Foundation for fiction. He is also a New York Times fellow with the International Longevity Center USA at Columbia University.  

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as: 
African American
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Born in: 
New York, NY
Raised in: 
New York City, NY
Tightrope we met stumbling up stairs our fingers gesturing at rainbows shouting into the gust terra firma trembling beneath us. raw and exposed we stripped down to our soul’s underpinnings mocking the bitten apple wings toppled caught between sanctity and surrender hands wildly sifting through ashes fanning old embers. later, the war trenches subterranean and swampy wet gravel parking lots doors slammed red-gray glow filling a thunderous sky. our veins still bleed the cold currency of dread. typewriters, guitar strings and latch-keys sound out our struggle with open seas salt to the wounds, drying in the interminable sun.
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Last updated: Aug 22, 2017