Leisha Douglas , Photo by Leslye Smith

“You might say this is love of air, air as the breath of words or words as parachutes floating on air until the gravity of speech pulls them into the earth of self.  Once airless, some words thud, some tangle in the tips of thoughts, some tumble and dislodge emotions like weathered stones which emerge after a thaw leaving the road pocked and uneven.”

– Leisha Douglas Ph.D.

Upcoming Publications 2022-2023


6/22 Pennsylvania English “Renovation

4/22 Steam Ticket “Lessons From My Father

10/22 Packingtown Review “As If”, “Intervention

3/23 The Big Other “Growth Chart”,
Ants for All Seasons”, “Reformation

9/23 SLAB “Autumnal Grammar”, “Religion


3/23 The RavensPerch Literary Magazine “Lake Forest

Recent collaborative book, “Heart Beating Beneath the Earth”

The image is from a very recent collaborative book, Heart Beating Beneath the Earth, which I was asked to submit a poem for.     The photograph was taken by Jann Rosen-Queralt and this work is from the book, Heart Beating Beneath the Earth, Page 35, 2023....

On the Desk/Spring 2024

  Dear Readers,   On the eve of summer 2024, I reflect on the passage of this past six months in terms of publications. I am pleased to share my recent publication news with you and an available link.   Published Poems: Teaching a Dog about Death published...

Corona City;Voices from the EpiCenter

My poem, In My Dream, appears in this award-winning collection, the proceeds of which have donated 58,000 meals to the food insecure. The book has won the 2023 IPPY Award for Outstanding Audiobook of the Year and 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best...

On The Desk

After several years of extensive reading and research, I am in the last leg of writing a historical novel titled The Ingenue. The project centers on the development of a young woman, Elizabeth Hines, who, initially under the tutelage of George M. Cohan (“George M”),...

Publications from the last year

Dear Readers, Edging toward spring 2018, I reflect on the passage of this past year in terms of publications. Despite the disruption due to the major nine-month home renovation that began in April 2017, I am pleased to share with you the following publication news and...

New Book Publication – “To Be Lost in Nature is To Be Found”

I am thrilled to announce publication of To Be Lost in Nature is To Be Found, a collaboration between California artist and graphic designer, Robin Brandes and myself. The book was featured and officially launched Oct. 7, 2019 at the Desta Gallery in San Anselmo, CA....

Katonah Poetry Series: Forty-Seven Years and More to Come

 Katonah Poetry Series: Forty-Seven Years and More to Come http://www.pw.org/content/katonah_poetry_series_forty_seven_years_and_more_to_come A blog from: The Staff of Poets & Writers Posted by RW Blogger on...

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