Folklore & Literacy is the website of Leslie Reese, who is a writer, poet, and teaching artist. Leslie likes to use “third things” – poems, books, movies, visual art, music – as gateways to explore, excavate, and celebrate our relationship with self, family, community, and the natural world. Born and raised in Detroit, Leslie holds a BA in English from Alabama A & M University and a MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago.