Kent Leatham

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Author's Bio

MFA in Poetry from Emerson College ('08), BA in Poetry from Pacific Lutheran University ('06). Lecturer at California State University Monterey Bay ('13-14), Poetry Editor for Black Lawrence Press ('10-13), Book Reviewer for Zoland, Chief Editor of "Saxifrage" literary arts journal ('04-06), Poetry Reader for "Redivider" ('06-07). Current project: translating medieval/Renaissance Scots poetry

Publications and Prizes


Poetry on Buses 2004: Facts & Fictions
Montreal Prize 2013 Global Poetry Anthology
(Vehicule Press,


Oranges & Sardines
Monterey Poetry Review
Rock & Sling
Bellevue Literary Review
The Battered Suitcase
Arbor Vitae
Hobble Creek Review
Breadcrumb Scabs
Pearl Magazine
322 Review
Poets & Artists
zoland poetry
Eratio Poetry Journal
Poetry Quarterly
The Brooklyn Rail
Thin Air Magazine
Provincetown Magazine
Anomalous Press
Mad Hatters' Review
Anomalous Press
Able Muse

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Born in: 
Monterey, CA
Raised in: 
Monterey, CA

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Reluctant Mistress by Anne Champion, An Ethic by Christina Davis, A Spell of Songs by Peter Jay Shippy, Arab Winter by Kristen Hoggatt
Favorite Books:
"Some Grand Dust" by William Minor, "Longing Distance" by Sarah Hannah, "Figures in a Landscape" by Gail Mazur, "The Situation" by John Skoyles, "Western Solstice" by Leonore Wilson, "Journey to the Lost City" by Jonathan Aaron, "Otherwise Elsewhere" by David Rivard
Favorite Authors:
Sarah Hannah, Robert Hass, Kenneth Koch, Larry Levis, Don Paterson, Kenneth Rexroth, Marjorie Rommel, Linwood Rumney, James Schuyler, Ron Spalletta, Matt Summers, Sarah Sweeney, Anne Champion, Mary Kovaleski Byrnes, Kristen Hoggatt Anwar, Leonore Wilson

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Listing last updated: July 16, 2014.

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