Name: Dr. Leigh E Graham
Title: Assistant Professor
Office Location: Fontaine 210
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2372
Email: Lea.Graham@marist.edu
Degrees Held: B.A., Westminster College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago

Bio: Lea Graham's first book, Crushes, is forthcoming through No Tell Books. Her poems, translations, reviews and articles have been published in or are forthcoming in journals such as Notre Dame Review, American Letters & Commentary, Sentence and Shadow Train.

Awards & Honors: Nominated for Outstanding Alumnae, Westminster College, fall 2009.

Nominated for the Sundress Award: Best of the Web for "Crush in Dream Time," Fall 2009.

Publications: Crushes (book of poems) forthcoming in fall of 2010 by No Tell Books.

"Poughkeepsie Time," "Crush Starting with a Line by Jack Gilbert," "Crushed [to Pieces]." (Poems) Notre Dame Review, Summer 2010 (forthcoming).

"Crush #320," "Crush #77" reprinted in Gathering. Ed., Ed Colker. Haybarn Press: Mt. Kisco, NY, 2010.


"Crush 9W," "Crush for the Godfather," "Crush in Tortug├╝ero." American Poetry Journal, Spring 2010.

"Crushed." American Letters & Commentary, Spring 2009.

"A Crush in the Cruellest Month," "Crush #421," "Postcard Crushes," "Birthday Crush, "Crush in Dream Time." (Poems) No Tell Motel, April 2009.

"Crush #37," "Three Crushes, Worcester," "Crush #90." (Poems) Notre Dame Review, Winter 2007/2008.

Out of Ordinary: The Extraordinary Collaboration of Michael Anania & Ed Colker." (Essay) American Letters & Commentary, Winter 2008.

"Keeping Time." (Solicited Review of Michael Anania's Heat Lines), Notre Dame Review, Winter 2007/2008).

"Crush #49" and "Crush #19." (Poems) Included in the anthology, The Bedside Guide to the No Tell Motel, 2nd Floor, No Tell Press, December 2007.

"The Rushing," "Crush #77," "Kalends/December." (Poems) Included in the anthology, The City Visible, Cracked Slab Press, May 2007.

"Finding Yourself in Place: An Interview with John Dufresne." Blank Canvas Magazine, May 2007.


Conferences & Workshops: "Here Is Where...: Delays, (Re)Plays & the Smart-Alecky Geographies of the Long Canadian Prairie Poem." New England Modern Language Association, April, 2010.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Chicago, IL, February, 2009.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs, NY, NY, February, 2008.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Austin, TX, March 2006.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Vancouver, B.C., March 2005.

"Cows and Cars and Tall Tales: Poetry in the Common West of Thomas McGrath and Andrew Suknaski." Canadian Studies Conference, University of Manitoba, October 2004.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Chicago, IL, March 2004.

"The Function of Curanderismo in the Poetry of Pat Mora and Lorna Dee Cervantes." Radical Philosophers Conference, Universidad de Havana, Havana, Cuba, May 1997
Affiliations: Association of Writers and Writing Programs