Anna Leahy's poetry collection Constituents of Matter won the Wick Poetry Prize. It is available from Kent State University Press or Amazon.
That which occupies space; substance; experience; subject of concern, feeling, or action; difficulty; quantity; something set down in writing; from the Latin mater, mother. What matters, ultimately, in Anna Leahy’s crafted cosmology, is that family, lovers, thinkers, and saints shine like stars through each and every one of her intelligent words. - Kathy Fagan, author of The Charm
In Constituents of Matter, Anna Leahy looks hard and long at the "solid things" of the world and discovers that they are both reflected and refracted by time. The matter that constitutes her experience occupies a space that is "immense" with "emptiness" but is also "buoyant" with "joy." Like the moose she looks at and who catches her looking ("Moose, Looking"), I find that I’m contained by a "large life" that’s revealed in intervals of repose and stillness. - Michael Collier, author of Dark Wild Realm
Anna Leahy's chapbook Turns about a Point was published by Finishing Line Press and is available at Amazon. Three of the poems also appeared online in Air & Space Magazine's special feature for National Poetry Month in 2009.
Anna's poems appear in literary journals regularly, including Barn Owl Review, Cimarron Review, Connecticut Review, Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, Eclipse, Elixir, Flyway, Image, Jeopardy, The Journal, Lake Effect, Laurel Review, Margie, New Zoo Poetry Review, Nimrod, Oberon, Phoebe, Pool, Post Road, River Oak Review,Sou' Wester, Spoon River Poetry Review, Third Coast, Washington Square, and Zócalo Public Square.
Poems by Anna also appear in the anthologies City of the Big Shoulders (University of Iowa P), A Face to Meet the Faces (University of Akron P), The Next of Us Is about to Be Born (Kent State University Press), and On the Wing: American Poems of Air and Space (University of Iowa Press).
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