Steven Leyva ⊗ Author of Low Parish ⊗ Cave Canem Fellow ⊗ University of Baltimore Professor ⊗ Half Poet, Half Otaku
Steven Leyva was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review, Scalawag, Nashville Review, jubilat, Vinyl, Prairie Schooner, and Best American Poetry 2020. He is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the chapbook Low Parish and author of The Understudy’s Handbook which won the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from Washington Writers Publishing House. Steven holds an MFA from the University of Baltimore, where he is an assistant professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design.
Find him on twitter: @sdleyva
Nashville Review : “Creolite II”
Barrelhouse : “Boy Talking Back to Houston”
Prairie Schooner : “Ulysses as a Negro-Bird” and “Primer”
Queen Mob’s Tea House : “Fat”
Washington Independent Review of Books: