Craig Leaf


14 Howard St 2L
Cambridge, MA 02139

Author's Bio

C.S. LEAF (1981-) is a poet, editor, book maker and current student at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. He is the Co-Founder and Head Editor of ANAMORPHY PRESS & ANARCHO-SYNDICALIST PUBLICATIONS, a member of The Boston Author's Guild and Poets & Writers. C.S. Leaf's first chapbook "LOST IN HINDSIGHT", Finishing Line Press- 2008, was nominated for the 2008 DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE, the 2009 MASS BOOK AWARDS, and PULITZER PRIZE. Leaf has appeared as Poet and Guest Speaker at WGDR Radio from Goddard College, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter's Water Street Bookstore and most recently at Portsmouth's Poetry Hoot by invitation of Mark DeCarteret, Portsmouth's current Poet Laureate. His work has been praised by the preeminent John Donne Scholar Dennis A. Flynn PhD and current New Hampshire State Poet Laureate Walter E. Butts.
C.S. Leaf's latest collection "CITY OF ARTIFICE" was chosen for Pudding House Publications Chapbook Series, and should be available late 2010. And is book the first two books in a feature length work of his poetry compiled by current New Hampshire Poet Laureate Walter Butts. "I’ve attempted to thread the poems together in a contextual and stylistic pattern that would allow the poems do be in dialog with each other and the reader. I also wanted to showcase Leaf's brilliant fusion of intellect and emotion, as well as demonstrate his command of syntax and diction. I think this structure allows for a stylistic diversity that considers both Leaf's formal strengths and inventive language use."
Leaf is a Proud Member of The Boston Author's Club, Goddard College & The Very Bad Poetry Society. Most recentally Leaf recorded several poems for feature article in BOMB MAGAZINE (in Leaf's links), Check it out!
Leaf currently lives in Newburyport, MA. with his wife and youngest child.

Publications & Prizes

City of Artifice (Pudding House Press, 2011)
Lost in Hindsight (Finishing Line Press, 2008)
Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans
Physiognomy in Letters
Prizes won: 

Poetry Soup Single Poem Prize 2007 for Poem "Flotsam and Jetsam" from LOST IN HINDSIGHT.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Syntax by Ellen Bryant Voigt, Proust was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer, Revolution of the World... American Avant Garde Poetry 1914 - 1945 by Jerome Rothenberg, Fernando Pessoa Selected Poems by Fernando Pessoa, A History of Modern Poetry:Modernism and After by David Perkins

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Scandinavian American
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Newburyport, MA
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Last update: Mar 22, 2018