DawnLeas_BWChapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet
Anthology, Everyday Escape Poems
SwanDive Publishing
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 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.

Publications on the Web
Cumberland River Review

Clear Poetry

The Pedestal Magazine

Literary Mama

Southern Women’s Review

Read  book reviews and an interview by Dawn in Poets’ Quarterly

2 thoughts on “About

  1. I caught your interview with Erika Funke on today’s Art Scene. Best wishes in your writing career. Your writing seems crisp and clean and beautifully narrative in tone.

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