“Back East” wins Michael Macklin First Book Competition

Yippee!  My full-length poetry collection, Back East, will be published this fall by Moon Pie Press.  Story here.

Baron Wormser, the contest judge, says ““Michele Leavitt uses the finite resources of poetry—rhythm, form, word choice, sound—to create infinite effects. Her touch is light but reverberant. She has been around numerous blocks and is not only sadder and wiser, but more present to the tragicomedy of transience. This is the real thing—intelligence and feeling working together in genuine concert.”

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