Leigh Lucas is a poet and writer in San Francisco. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson and a BA from Stanford. Winner of AWP’s 2020 Kurt Brown Prize for an emerging poet and a 2021 Pushcart Prize nominee, she has been awarded residencies at Tin House Summer Workshop, Sewanee Writers Conference, Community of Writers in Olympic Valley, and Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, among others. Her poems appear in Smartish Pace, minnesota review, Poet Lore, Barrow Street, and Blood Orange Review, among others. She is at work on a lyric essay about young love and loss.