Leslie McGrath2013kitchenAbout the Author:

Leslie McGrath is a poet and literary interviewer who first trained as a clinical psychologist. Her interviews with poets have appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle. Winner of the 2004 Pablo Neruda Prize for poetry, she is the author of Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage (2009), a poetry collection, and the forthcoming Out From the Pleiadesa novella in verse (Jaded Ibis Press). McGrath’s poetry often explores themes about interpersonal relationships and mental health. Her forthcoming chapbook with ELJ Publications, By the Windpipe, focuses on the mentally ill, the stigma they live with, and the history of psychiatric treatment She teaches creative writing and literature at Central Connecticut State University and is editor of The Tenth Gate, a new poetry imprint of The Word Works press, Washington, D.C.

Leslie’s work can be found online in the following journals:



The Awl

Please visit the European Poets Forum where she discusses international influences on her poetry, the poets she admires most, and why.

Leslie is listed at Poets & Writers.

Get to know Leslie as she talks about By the Windpipe in this outstanding interview.

For more information about or to purchase By the Windpipe, click here.