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 teach poetry and creative nonfiction at Central CT State University and am 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 the interior geography of women, which includes rage along with sweetness and light. 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: 
Poet
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: Mar 19, 2017