Welcome …

  • Anna Leahy’s essay about grief and her strange connection with writer Lucy Grealy is featured at The Weeklings on January 30, 2015.
  • Anna’s essay about her elopement is featured on OZY’s First-Person Friday on November 21, 2014.
  • Her conversation essay with Pulitzer Prize winner Claudia Emerson and Lisa Fay Coutley is in the Sept./Oct. 2014 issue of Poets & Writers.
  • Anna talked nationwide on The Academic Minute on October 17, 2014!

Take a look around Anna Leahy’s website. Check out Lofty Ambitions blog!

AnnaDougAtlantisAnna Leahy is a poet and nonfiction writer interested in the connections between art and science. Her book Constituents of Matter, which draws language and metaphors from science, won the Wick Poetry Prize.

Anna’s current book projects are Generation Space: A Poet’s Guide to the Galaxy and Conversing With Cancer: How to Ask Questions, Find and Share Information, and Make the Best Decisions. She has recently finished a poetry book manuscript as well.

She co-writes Lofty Ambitions blog with her husband, Doug Dechow. Anna is a board member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and was a Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2011. She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at Chapman University.