MARCH 2016

Dickinson House

Leila has received a 2016 Fellowship from the Dickinson House and will be heading to Belgium this May!



Leila’s poem “Anti-Hymn to God, My God, in My Sickness” was a commended poem for the 2016 Hippocrates Prize, and her poem “…Erm, What is His Name Again?” was a finalist for the 2015 Best of the Net.


New Poems

Leila’s poems have recently appeared in North American Review, The Collagist, and American Literary Reviewand she has a poem forthcoming in Winter Tangerine.



Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize

Leila was a guest at the Cork International Poetry Festival, where she was awarded the Gregory O’Donoghue prize and gave a reading. She spoke a bit about the festival and her experience in Deryn Rees-Jones’ workshop in an interview with RTE Radio 1.



Leila’s poem “Of Love, Sappho Wrote” was nominated by The Irish Examiner for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.


New Poems

Leila’s poems have recently appeared in Narrative, Rattle, and Day One, and she has poems forthcoming in CALYX and The Collagist.



Leila’s poems have been recognized by Southword Journal’s Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize (first place), Narrative Magazine’s 30 Below Contest (second place), and North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize (honorable mention).


New Poems

Leila’s poems have recently appeared in Best New Poets 2015,, and Annunciation. She has poems forthcoming in Narrative, North American Review, American Literary Review, Southern Indiana Review, and Southword Journal.


Pushcart Prize Nominations

Two of Leila’s poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A sincere thank you to Nimrod for nominating “Momon Eats an Apple in Summer” and to Phoenicia Publishing for nominating “14, Sunday School, 3 Days Late.”