Leslie McGrath

5 New City Street
Essex, CT 06426
Phone: 
8606624041

Author's Bio

My poetry is informed by my training in clinical psychology, as well as a background in Spanish language literature. I co-edited the posthumous poetry collection of Reetika Vazirani, Radha Says. I'm the series editor for The Tenth Gate, an imprint of The Word Works Press, which publishes the work of mid-career poets. 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 vulnerable writers. 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

Books: 
Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage
(Main Street Rag Press, 2009)
, Out From the Pleiades: a picaresque novella in verse
(Jaded Ibis Press, 2014)
Anthologies: 
A Face to Meet the Faces: An anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry
(University of Akron Press, 2012)
, Devouring the Green: Fear of a Human Planet
(Jaded Ibis Press, 2014)
, From the Fishouse
(Persea Books/Karen & Michael Braziller, 2009)
Journals: 
Agni, Beloit Poetry Journal, Black Warrior Review, Cimarron Review, Nimrod, Pank, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Magazine, Salamander, Slate, The Common, Yale Review
Chapbook: 
By the Windpipe
(ELJ Publications, 2014)
, Toward Anguish
(Providence Athenaeum, 2007)
Prizes Won: 
Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry 2004 Philbrick chapbook award 2007 Main Street Rag Poetry Book award 2009

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bridgeport
Raised in: 
Fairfield, CT
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Last updated: Nov 12, 2016