Michele Leavitt

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A poet and essayist, Michele Leavitt is also a high school dropout, hepatitis C survivor, and former trial attorney. Her essays have appeared in venues including Guernica, The Journal, and So To Speak; one was listed in 2015 as a Longreads Top Five of the Week, and another received a notable mention in Best American Essays 2011. Poems appear most recently, or are forthcoming, in North American Review, Gravel, Paper Nautilus, and Mezzo Cammin


Cover Photo: The author, left, and her aunt, Rose, right
Buckle and Sway

“I have an insatiable appetite for photographs of people who look like me.”

Mar 08, 2016