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NEWS: Anna Leahy’s essay “Ordinary Pandemonium” has won the Nonfiction Prize from Mississippi Review and will appear in Summer 2021. Recent poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Poetry, and Scientific American.

NEWS: Anna Leahy’s chapbook What Happened Was: appears in May 2021 from Small Harbor Publishing and is available at Amazon.

Anna Leahy is also the author of the nonfiction book Tumor and the poetry books What Happened Was:, Aperture and Constituents of Matter. She is the co-author of Generation Space and Conversing With Cancer. Her essays have won top prizes from the Mississippi Review, Los Angeles Review, Ninth Letter, and Dogwood. She directs the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chapman University, where she edits the international Tab Journal. Follow @AMLeahy on Twitter.

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poignant … lyrical diadems

—Oliver de la Paz, author of The Boy in the Labyrinth

Small Harbor Publishing | available from Amazon

TUMOR by Anna Leahy

…the hidden life of ordinary things…

part of the Object Lessons series from Bloomsbury

APERTURE by Anna Leahy

an arresting and necessary addition to the landscape…

—Victoria Chang, author of Obit

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