Naton Leslie

Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Author's Bio

I have published 9 books, seven in poetry, one collection of short stories, and a work of nonfiction. I am also known as an essayist, having published over 60 memoir/creative nonfiction pieces in the last 20 years. While characterized as a working-class writer, my work has moved beyond that category in recent years. I teach creative writing at Siena College in Loudonville, New York, and live in the Upper Hudson Valley with my wife Susan, and my two dogs, a basset hound name Melville and a bloodhound named Flannery.

Publications and Prizes

(WordTech Editions, 2005)
, Emma Saves Her Life
(WordTech Editions, 2007)
, Marconi's Dream and Other Stories
(Texas Review Press, 2002)
, Moving to Find Work
(Bottom Dog Press, 2014)
, Salvaged Maxims
(Word Press, 2002)
, Small Cathedrals
(Wordtech Communications, 2011)
, That Might Be Useful
(The Globe Pequot Press, 2005)
, Their Shadows Are Dark Daughters
(Pavement Saw Press, 2000)
75 Readings
(McGraw-Hill, 1998)
, Best American Essays: 1997
(Houghton Mifflin, 1997)
Agincourt Irregular, Chariton Review, International Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, Pikeville Review, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, Riverwind, West Branch, Yarrow
Prizes Won: 
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship The George Garrett Prize for Fiction

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Witch of Hebron by James Kunstler
The Red Book by Carl Jung
Collected Stories by Anton Chekov

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
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Brookfield, OH
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Last updated: Feb 06, 2013