Maria McLeod

1941 Lake Whatcom Blvd
Bellingham, WA 98229

Author's Bio

Maria McLeod publishes poetry, short fiction, and monologues. She works as a documentarian and freelance writer. McLeod has performed as part of the following reading series and/or at these venues,: Public Pool, Hamtramck, Mich.; Poet as Art, Lucia Douglass Gallery, Bellingham, Wash.; Poetry Night, Bellingham, Wash.; Parkplace Books, Kirkland; Pittsburgh City Theatre; the Ceres Gallery in New York City; and the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. She is married to nonfiction writer and documentarian Stephen S. Howie. (photo credit - Cheryl Crooks)

Publications and Prizes

13th Moon, Blue Collar Review, Chiron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Critical Quarterly, Floating Bridge Review, Indiana Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pearl Magazine, PMS: poemmemoirstory, Puerto del Sol, The Brooklyn Rail, The Cream City Review, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review
Prizes Won: 
Indiana Review Poetry Prize, 1st Place, judged by Denise Duhamel; three Pushcart Prize nominations; Spoken Word, 1st Place, Lollapalooza; Sow's Ear Chapbook Contest, second place; Honorable Mention, Academy of America Pen Women.

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Last updated: Mar 22, 2011