Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for Gravel, the 2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for her full-length collection Rare Space and the 1997 Chicago Literary Awards. Her second book, Liquid Like This, was published by Word Press in 2008, and her most recent collection, Slag, by Main Street Rag Publishing Company in 2014. Leslie’s poems appear in Jubilat, The Mississippi Review, PANK, Pearl, Poetry Magazine, the New Ohio Review and more. She is a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee and managing editor of HEArt — Human Equity through Art. Leslie works as a copywriter in Pittsburgh where she lives with her daughter Silas. Books and more at lamcilroy.org.