Leigh Chadwick

Poet, Author, Editor

Leigh Chadwick is the author of the chapbook Daughters of the State (Bottlecap Press, 2021), the poetry coloring book, This is How We Learn to Pray, illustrated by Stephanie Kirsten, the poetry collection Your Favorite Poet (Malarkey Books, 2022), the chapbook Dating Pete Davidson (above/ground press, 2022), and the collaborative poetry collection Too Much Tongue (Autofocus, 2022), co-written with Adrienne Marie Barrios. Leigh’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, Salamander, Passages North, The Indianapolis Review, HAD, Pithead Chapel, No Contact, Reservoir Road Literary Review, and Hobart, among others. She is executive editor of Redacted Books and is a regular contributor at Olney Magazine, where she conducts the “Mediocre Conversations” interview series.


Two excerpts from Leigh Chadwick’s YA novel Kissing William Davis After Eating Grandpa: The Unbelievable and Totally True Diary of Margaret Fairchild’s Journey as Part of the Donner Party were recently published in Rejection Letters and Twin Pies Literary.

Leigh Chadwick’s poem “Your Favorite Poet” was published in the November issue of Pithead Chapel.

Your Favorite Poet is a Staff Pick at Powell’s.

Leigh Chadwick’s poem “Poem where I imagine myself as part of the Donner Party” was just published in Maudlin House.

Leigh Chadwick interviews Kevin Sampsell for her “Mediocre Conversations” series at Olney Magazine.

Your Favorite Poet is reviewed at Pink Plastic House.

Leigh Chadwick’s collaborative collection Too Much Tongue, co-written with Adrienne Marie Barrios, and set for publication from Autofocus Books in November, is now available for preorder!

Leigh Chadwick’s new chapbook, Dating Pete Davidson, is now available to order through above/ground press.

Two poems co-written by Leigh Chadwick & Mitchell Nobis appear in Issue Two of Handwritten & Co.

Leigh Chadwick is interviewed at Hobart and W&S Quarterly.

Your Favorite Poet is reviewed in Bending Genres.

Leigh Chadwick’s short story “Monster Monster Monster” is published in X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine.

“I Saw Jesus in a Minivan,” published in Sledgehammer Lit

Illustration by Stephanie Kirsten, an excerpt from This Is How We Learn to Pray


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