Leslie McGrath

Poet

5 New City Street
Essex, CT 06426
Phone: 
860-662-4041

Author's Bio

My poetry tends to focus on the lives of women and the marginalized, particularly the mentally ill. 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 at mid-career 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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
Devouring the Green: Fear of a Human Planet (Jaded Ibis Press, 2014)
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A Face to Meet the Faces: An anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012)
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From the Fishouse (Persea Books/Karen & Michael Braziller, 2009)
Books:
Feminists Are Passing From Our Lives (Word Works, 2018)
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Out From the Pleiades: a picaresque novella in verse (Jaded Ibis Press, 2014)
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Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage (Main Street Rag, 2009)
Chapbooks:
By the Windpipe (ELJ Publications, 2014)
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Toward Anguish (Providence Athenaeum, 2007)
Journals: , , , , , ,
Pank
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Poetry Ireland Review
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Poetry Magazine
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Slate
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Yale Review
Prizes won: 

Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry 2004

Gretchen Warren prize (co-winner) from New England Poetry Club 2017

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bridgeport, CT
Connecticut
Raised in: 
Fairfield, CT
Connecticut
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Last update: Aug 08, 2018