My shadow points north where velveteen moss hangs
from gnarled oak--longing
for osage and dogwood
my father beside me
on a bale of hay, smoking
in the cool barn, now
where only swallows nest—
the rails no longer humming
...wayfaring poet and landscape photographer working as a writer, independent copy editor, and victim advocate.
Leslie is co-founder of Laudably Tarnished, a poetry workshop. Memberships include: PenHouseInk Press; Poetry Center San Jose; California Writers Club, South Bay Chapter; and Henderson Writers' Group, sponsor of the Las Vegas Writer's Conference. Her poems, articles, and short stories have been published in magazines, anthologies, and literary journals. Her "Hacienda Bridge" photo was featured on "Oprah" in 2002.
Leslie is currently working on a chapbook of her poems and a non-fiction book containing interviews of writers and artists drawn to Las Vegas, Nevada.