“An Erasure of Todd Dillard’s Blurb of Leigh Chadwick’s poetry collection Your Favorite Poet”
“True to its title, Your Favorite Poet delivers everything you’d expect of your favorite poet: crackling language, sharp intelligence, blistering insights, and the kind of heartbreak helixed with humor befitting a keenly observant writer wielding impeccable craft. Leigh Chadwick is a master of building and deconstructing a scene, a writer so dexterous at pivoting from one image to the next and so wrecking ball-powerful at shattering a narrative that every poem left me steeped in delight or devastation, wondering: how did she do that? Stop what you’re doing right now and buy this brilliant book.”
-Todd Dillard, author of Ways We Vanish
“An Erasure of Andrew Bertaina’s Blurb of Leigh Chadwick’s poetry collection Your Favorite Poet”
Leigh Chadwick is a sui generis writer who captures, with searing clarity, the luridness of our present moment of pop culture obsession and bullet ridden schools. Leigh’s poems do more than provoke, they invite the reader into moments of tenderness and hope that give us a reason to cling to this beautiful and awful world. Chadwick has her finger squarely on the pulse of the contemporary moment, and her poems are funny, joyous, and sad. In short, they are a wonder.
—Andrew Bertaina, author of One Person Away from You
Leigh Chadwick is the author of the poetry collection Your Favorite Poet (Malarkey Books, 2022) and the collaborative poetry collection Too Much Tongue (Autofocus, 2022), co-written with Adrienne Marie Barrios. Her poetry has appeared in Salamander,Passages North, The Indianapolis Review, Pithead Chapel, Identity Theory, and Hobart, among others. She is the executive editor of Redacted Books and is also a regular contributor at Olney Magazine, where she conducts the “Mediocre Conversations” interview series. Find her on Twitter at @LeighChadwick5.
image: Andrea Damic lives in Sydney, Australia. Words in @50wordstories, @FridayFlashFict, @paragraphplanet, @100WordsFTW and Microfiction Monday Magazine.Photographs in @rejectionlit, @FusionArtPS and several others pending print publication in @DoorIsAJarMag. Follow Andrea on TW @DamicAndrea. One day she hopes to finish and publish her novel.