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. Folklore & Literacy is about promoting literacy and self-expression using an interdisciplinary approach to the literary arts.
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.
Access Michigan Quarterly Review: Vol.25, No.2 here, and read Leslie’s “The Trapper’s Alley Poem”.