Leslie McGrath’s poems have been widely published in the US, as well as in England, Ireland and Japan. Her literary interviews have appeared in the Writer’s Chronicle and on public radio. Winner of the 2004 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, her first collection of poetry, Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage (Main Street Rag, 2009), was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award and nominated for The Poet’s Prize. She co-edited Radha Says (Drunken Boat Media, 2010), the posthumous poetry collection of Reetika Vazirani. She is a board member of the James Merrill House (Stonington, Conn.) and an advisory board member at The Word Works (Washington D.C.) McGrath teaches creative writing and literature part time at Central Connecticut State University.