Chapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet
Anthology, Everyday Escape Poems
Take Something When You Go, now available:
Poet. Writer. Educator. Reader. Since childhood, Dawn Leas has been fascinated by words and the paths they take to form stories both fictional and true. She invites you to meander around her site, read a few of her poems, learn about what has lead her to this point, and see where she is heading.
Her chapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2010. In 2014, a collection of her poems was included in Everyday Escape Poems, an anthology of nine poets released by SwanDive Publishing. Her first full-length collection, Take Something When You Go, will be released by Winter Goose Publishing in 2016.
Her work has appeared in journals such as Cumberland River Review, The Pedestal Magazine, goldwakepress.org, Willows Wept Review, Clear Poetry, Poetry in Transit, Southern Women’s Review, Literary Mama, San Pedro River Review, Connecticut River Review and others.
Leas earned a B.A. in Communication with a minor in English from the University of Scranton, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She worked as an advertising copywriter and freelancer before working in the admission office of an independent school and as a middle-school English teacher. She has also worked as an adjunct, taught ESL and middle-school writing workshops and presentations, and as an associate director of a M.A./M.F.A. Creative Writing program. Currently, she is the assistant to the President at Wilkes University.