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NEWS: Anna Leahy’s chapbook What Happened Was: is now out from Small Harbor Publishing and is available at Amazon.

If you would like to order a signed copy of What Happened Was:, use the Contact form to make your request. Anna will reply to your message with instructions to pay $12 via Venmo or PayPal, and she’ll cover tax & postage if you’re in the US.

If you’re teaching What Happened Was:, Anna is happy to send a desk copy and waive her fee for a virtual visit to your class, schedule permitting. Use the Contact form.

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

Anna Leahy’s latest book is What Happened Was:. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Tumor and the poetry books 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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WHAT HAPPENED WAS: by Anna Leahy

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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