1.36 Featuring LEONA SEVICK!

Leona Sevick is the 2017 Press 53 Poetry Award Winner for her first full-length book of poems, Lion Brothers. Her recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Orion, Birmingham Poetry Review, Four Way Review, Spillway, and Blackbird. Her work also appears in The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. Sevick was named a 2019 Walter E. Dakin Fellow and a 2018 Tennessee Williams Scholar for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She serves as poetry reader for Los Angeles Review and is advisory board member of the Furious Flower Black Poetry Center. Sevick earned a doctorate in English language and literature at the University of Maryland and is Professor of English at Bridgewater College in Virginia, where she teaches Asian American literature.

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