Wednesday, November 18 at 1:00 pm

Online Poetry: Medicine for the Soul featuring Steven Leyva

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives invites you to Online Poetry: Medicine for the Soul featuring poet Simone Kearney on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. This event will be hosted virtually through The Stockbridge Library Zoom account.

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Steven Leyva was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review, Scalawag, Nashville Review, jubilat, Vinyl, and Prairie Schooner. He is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the chapbook Low Parish and author of The Understudy’s Handbook which won the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from Washington Writers Publishing House. Steven holds an MFA from the University of Baltimore, where he is an assistant professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design.

PUBLICATIONS

Full Length Poetry Collections 

          The Understudy’s Handbook, Washington Writer’s Publishing House, Oct. 2020 (forthcoming)

Chapbooks

          Low Parish, Toad Sage Press, 2012

Poetry

Poems appearing in journals with a 1% – 5% acceptance rate of unsolicited submissions

          “Playing Proctor” “Gorgoneion: Ft Worth” and “Ear Hustle.” The Common. Fall 2020 (forthcoming)

          “How Our Sons Learned to Fight.” The Baltimore Review, Maryland Writers Special Issue. Nov. 2019.

          “When I Feel a Whoop Comin’ On.” Jubilat. April 2019. Print (Selected for Best American Poetry 2020)

           “Creolite II.” Nashville Review. April 2018. Web.

          “Supremacy” and “I know you’re never gonna wake up.” Vinyl. February 2018. Web.

          “Primer” and “Ulysses as a Negro-Bird.” Prairie Schooner, Vol. 90. Issue 3. Fall 2016. Print.

 

Other Poetry Publications

          “Immemorial.” Bidwell Hollow. Dec. 2019

          The Silver Screen Asks, ‘What’s Up Danger?’ After We Enter.” The Quarry: A Social Justice Database, Split This Rock. July 2019 

          “Primavera.” Baltimore Style, Vol 28. Issue 3. April 2017. Print.

          “Here is a Sea We Cannot Call Sea” and “Abuelito.” Scalawag (Latinx Special Issue). Sept. 2018.

           “Rutherford Selig Stops for Gossip in Green Country.” Scalawag, Vol. 1, Issue 9. Print 

          “Playing Levee.” Scalawag, Vol. 1, Issue 9. Web.

          “Fat.” Queen Mob’s Tea House. Queen Mob’s Tea House, 28 February 2017. Web.

          “Slab” No, Dear, Vol 1. Issue 18. Fall 2016. Print

          “Boy Talking Back to Houston.” Barrelhouse. 22 March 2016. Web. 

          “Ars Poetica with Zydeco,” “E. Dantes drinks with Freddie Gray,” “Inamorata,” and “Mobtown in Midsummer.” Fledgling Rag, Vol. 16. January 2016. Print. 

          “Headly Without the Rooster” and “Ethel Cooking Bechamel.” 2 Bridges Review, Vol. 5. Print. 

          “Ode to Rhonda.” Skelter, Vol 1. May 2015. Print

          “The Broken Jug.” BMA Blog. Baltimore Museum of Art, 23 February 2015. Web. 

          “On Living Mixed.” The Rumpus Weekly. The Rumpus, 16 March 2014. Web. 

          “Spilled Salt at the Feast of Stephen.” Seltzer. Seltzer Zine, 12 July 2013. Web. 

          “At the Table of Lady Bynum Walker.” The Fiddleback, October 2013 Web.

          “Rare in the East.” Cobalt, Vol. 1. August 2012. Print.

          “Prologue: Fells” and “Alms” The Light Ekphrastic, Issue 9. February 2012. Web.

Anthologized Work

          “When I Feel a Whoop Comin’ On.” Best American Poetry 2020, Paisley Reckdal ed. Scribner, Sept 2020. Print

Essays & Articles

Leyva, Steven. “The Poetics of Anime.” The Washington Independent Review of Books, 27 Sept. 2018, www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/features/the-poetics-of-anime.

–       “Sequential Imagination.” The Washington Independent Review of Books, 8 Nov. 2018, www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/features/sequential-imagination.

–      “The Best Sandbox Ever.” The Washington Independent Review of Books, 20 Dec. 2018, www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/features/the-best-sandbox-ever.

–      “Proscenium Arch.” The Washington Independent Review of Books, 7 Feb. 2019, www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/features/proscenium-arch.

–      “5 Nerdy Revisions Exercises” The Washington Independent Review of Books, 28 Mar. 2019, www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/features/5-nerdy-revision-exercises

          “Community Trifecta.” The Washington Independent Review of Books, May 2019

          “4 Reasons to Watch Pro Wrestling.” The Washington Independent Review of Books, July 2019

          “How to Write a Nerdy Poem.” The Washington Independent Review of Books, Aug. 2019

          “Into the Spider Verse.” The Washington Independent Review of Books, Oct. 2019

          “Inner Sanctum.” The Washington Independent Review of Books, Nov. 2019

          “A Toy Story.” The Washington Independent Review of Books, Jan. 2020

          “Graceful Gratitude.” The Washington Independent Review of Books, March 2020.

Leyva, Steven, et al. “Retrogamer: Old Romance and Comfort Foods” Cartridge Lit. 18 April 2017. Web 

Leyva, Steven. “The Small Fires: Reflections on the Baltimore Uprising” ROAR Magazine RSS. ROAR Magazine, 14 May 2015. Web

 

   



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