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

Buckle and Sway

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

the meek shall inherit the earth



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