The Lindenwood Review: a journal of literary prose


Maria McLeod


Maria McLeod is the author of two poetry chapbooks, “Mother Want,” winner of WaterSedge Chapbook Contest 2021 and, “Skin. Hair. Bones.,” published by Finishing Line Press in 2022. She’s been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes and has won the Indiana Review Poetry Prize and the Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Prize. Her writing has been featured in several leading literary journals and as part of Painted Bride Quarterly’s Slush Pile Podcast. Originally from the Detroit area, she resides in Bellingham, Washington, where she works as a professor of journalism for Western Washington University. Find her on Instagram @mariapoempics.

Document Type

Prose Poems

Included in

Poetry Commons



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