Leigh is an MFA Fiction candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a reader and fact-checker at Ecotone.
She is captivated by the profundity within the mundane and the depths of human imperfection. Her experimentation with hybrid form and genre-queering arises from the desire to capture impermanence and interconnectedness on the page. She strives to tap into an authenticity that reaches the groundwater of human experience--one which acknowledges, but ultimately transcends, barriers of culture, identity, ideologies, and the stories we mistake as ourselves.
Leigh’s poem “Lake Leavings” was published in 805 Lit + Art and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has an essay forthcoming in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. Her writing has also appeared in mixed-media art presentations in the United States and Osaka, Japan.