Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing
Leila is currently in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the 2017-2018 Ron Wallace Poetry Fellow.
Leila has joined the staff of the Raleigh Review as Consulting Poetry Editor.
Narrative Magazine’s 30 Below 30
Leila was listed as one of Narrative Magazine‘s 30 Below 30.
Best New Poets
Leila’s poem “Motherland” was selected by Natalie Diaz for the Best New Poets 2017 anthology.
Pushcart Prize Anthology
Leila’s poem “Hometown Nocturne” was listed as a special mention for the 2018 Pushcart Prizes, and she received nominations for the 2019 anthology from Gulf Coast, Third Coast, and Breakwater Review.
Leila’s poems have recently appeared in West Branch, Prairie Schooner, Third Coast, The Massachusetts Review, The Cincinnati Review, Pleiades’ Poem of the Week, CALYX, Fifth Wednesday, Waxwing, Los Angeles Review, The Shallow Ends, wildness, and Best New Poets 2017, and she has poems forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online, 32 Poems, Crab Orchard Review, and diode.