Leslie St. John


Moebius Poetry Editorial Board 


M.F.A., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 2007 
B.A., University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR 2002 

Teaching and Research Interests

Contemporary Poetry  
Creative Nonfiction  
Rhetoric and Composition

Selected Publications  

Poetry and Nonfiction:  

 “The Doe” and “On Wanting to Speak of More than the Seasons,” The Pinch  (Fall 2010)  
“Captain Sewer,” The Oxford American (Fall 2010) 
“Climbing the Air,” Linebreak (Spring 2008).
“Apology,” “Gift,” and “I Buy Dying Flowers,” Rougarou (Issue 2.1, Fall 2008).
“Things That Bend,” Poet Hunt Contest Winner, The MacGuffin (Issue 24.2, Winter 2008). 
“After the Separation,” “The Bicyclist,” “Loving You Departed…,” The MacGuffin (Issue 24.2, Winter 2008).
Be Fearless” and “Woman Entering Café,” Florida Review (Issue 32.1, Fall 2007).
“The Toe-Suck Fairy,” Opium Magazine: “500 Word Memoir Contest,” (Online, September 2007).  
“After Epithalamia,” “Sylvia’s Wedding Reception,” and “Foot Washing,” Crab Orchard Review: “Come Together—Occasions, Ceremonies, and Celebrations” (Issue 12.2, Fall 2007). 
“Archaeology,” Arkansas Review (Issue 38.2, August 2007). 
“Reading Monet’s Garden” and “Spring Fest Woodcarving,” Indiana Review (Issue 29.1, May 2007). 
“Eye Cleaning” and “Returning to the Arts Center,” Cimarron Review (Issue 160, Summer 2007). 
“Violence, Double Sestinas, and Barbie: An Interview with Denise Duhamel,” The Sycamore Review (Issue 18.2, Winter/Spring 2006). 

Awards and Honors

The MacGuffin Poet Hunt,  January 2008 , First Place Award for “Things that Bend”
Nomination for the Pushcart Prize/Anthology, December 2007  (“Eye Cleaning” chosen by poet Ai)  
2007 Florida Review Prize, Fall 2007, Runner-up for Poetry Contest  
Indiana Arts Council: National Society for Arts and Letters  March 2007, First Place Career Chapter Award for poetry  
2006 Cider Press Review Book Award, January 2007 , Finalist for poetry manuscript: Beauty Like a Rope    
Purdue University 2006 AWP Intro Award, March 2006, (Nomination for National Contest)  

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