Steven Leyva

Steven Leyva was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review, Fledgling Rag, the Light Ekphrastic, jubilat, Vinyl, and Prairie Schooner. He is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the chapbook Low Parish. Steven holds an MFA from the University of Baltimore, where he is an assistant professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design.


21 entries by Steven Leyva

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A few thoughts on William Matthews.

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Sensing poetry in the waves.

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Returning to “Sci-Fi and Supper” after a year apart.

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Why I may soon give up Zoom poetry readings.

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The value of a nerdy prompt.

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The narrative lyric and licked chops in Alan King’s Crooked Smiling Light.

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What Jane Austen has to say about dancing with your own work.

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Why we should bend the elements of isolation.

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Quirky anime-and-literature pairings to ponder while in quarantine.

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Celebrate more than you want to be celebrated.

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The nerd, the poet, and the ritual object

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What it means to be “inside” a poem.

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The unexpected places where poems start writing themselves.

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After “Assumptions” by Richard Hugo.

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Why poets and writers should tune in more often.

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Similarities among the comic-book shop, the barbershop, and the workshop

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Unusual ways to rethink your poem-in-progress

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How my inner theater nerd helped me to be a better poet.

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The surprising parallels between poetry and videogames

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Comic-book panels, the stanza, and time

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What writers can learn from watching Japanese cartoons