Your Favorite Poet
Published by Malarkey Books in July 2022
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The poems in this collection are about being alive and wanting to stay alive. They are poems teetering off a cliff. Poems created by the first and last feeling worth feeling. Poems about guns and sex and what follows both: daughters and husbands ducking from bullets. Leigh Chadwick weeps a collection that is both monstrous and intimate, terrifying and beautiful. With an eye for making the mundane extraordinary, Chadwick uses wit and charm to remind us that everything is bad, but we still have poetry. In this nightmare world, Your Favorite Poet is a dream.
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- “Jesus Auditions to Play Jesus” at Malarkey Books
- Two poems in Identity Theory
- “Every Day a Ghost Town Loses a Map” in Salamander
- “I Want to Tell Your Bacteria to Stop It with the Conjunctions” in Pithead Chapel
Dating Pete Davidson
Published by above/ground press in August 2022
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This Is How We Learn to Pray, a poetry coloring book
Published by ELJ Editions, Ltd. in October 2021
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Eighteen poems complimented by eighteen illustrations derived from the rawness within those poems emboss themselves onto a paper canvas meant for the reader to crawl into and color their emotional reaction to the work on the pages provided. This work is not just a chapbook, it is art inspired by art. It is paper bound, paper perforated, coloring pencils bleeding for the ultimate reading experience.
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Daughters of the State
Published by Bottlecap Press in July 2021
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Girls without mothers. Girls without fathers. Girls with too many uncles. Girls dressed as razor blades. Girls curled ghost, thinner than pen caps. Girls inspired by actual events. Girls built from meth and rotten apple cores. Daughters of the State is the story of what happens to those lost in a fractured system of hopeless survival, where the saddest parts of anything are often the truest.
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