Native Detroiter Leslie Reese enjoys writing and performing stories and poems. She is an interdisciplinary artist and educator with experience working in schools, libraries, and museums; as well as collaborating with other artists to create textured storytelling.
Leslie published her first book of poems Upside Down Tapestry Mosaic History with Broadside Press and later “captured more of Detroit’s essential nature” in Urban Junkstar, published by Past Tents Press. She holds a BA in English from Alabama A&M University and a MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College, Chicago.
Read her appreciation of Marilyn Nelson’s book, Carver: A Life In Poems here.
During 2011-2012 Leslie ventured into blogging for the first time, with a serial fiction blog, Talks Too Much in Class. Read episodes here.
Access Michigan Quarterly Review: Vol.25, No.2 here, and read Leslie’s “The Trapper’s Alley Poem”.
Original poems on this site include “Waking Up At Home” , “I Love You (The Heidelberg Project), and “Grandiloquent.”