Lesléa Newman



…my bones are gleaming

I place my hands on these two hips

and let them speak the truth.




Lesléa Newman is the creator of 70 books for readers of all ages including the poetry collections, I Carry My Mother, Lovely, October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard  (novel-in-verse) and Signs of Love. She is the recipient of a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a past poet laureate of Northampton, MA, and a current faculty member of Spalding University’s low-residency MFA in Writing program.


Link to full poem HERE.