Leslie Harrison’s second book, The Book of Endings (U of Akron, 2017) was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her first book, Displacement (HarperCollins 2009) won the Bakeless Prize in poetry from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her third book, Reck, arrives in March of 2023 from the University of Akron Press.
A former photojournalist, book designer and publishing manager, Harrison was awarded a fellowship in literature from The National Endowment for the Arts in 2011. She has also held the Philip Roth residency in poetry at Bucknell University.