Teresa Leo



Bloom in Reverse (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014)
The Halo Rule (Elixir Press, 2008), winner of the Elixir Press Editors' Prize


After Twelve Months, Someone Tells Me It’s Time to Join the Living, The Center for Book Arts, 2009

Poems in Journals/Publications:

5 AM: "The Exactness of Birds"

The American Poetry Review: "After Twelve Months, Someone Tells Me It’s Time to Join the Living," "Confession," "Eating is an Act of Optimism," "Narcissists Anonymous," "She Said: It’s Not That Things Bring Us to Tears, but Rather There are Tears in Things," "To the Next in Line"

The American Poetry Review's Philly Edition: "Can't," "Don't," "This Moment"

Barrow Street: "The Double Ds of Desire and Despair"

Cipher: "Poem Ending With"

Cleaver Magazine: "Miniature," "Poem Ending with Six Words from a Women's Room Stall"

The Country Dog Review: "Virginia Farm Haunting"

Crab Orchard Review: "I Have Drinks with My Dead Friend's Ex-Boyfriend," "Memory is a Kind of Broken Promise," "Suicide is a Mind Stripping Petals Off Flowers"

Edison Literary Review: "Happy Holidays"

Entering the Real World: VCCA Poets on Mt. San Angelo (Wavertree Press, 2011): "Virginia Farm Haunting"

E-Verse Radio: "Daylilies"

The Florida Review:  "Daylilies," "My Friend Asks What I've Been Doing Lately, and by This She Means Men"

The Fox Chase Review:  "Earth, Hair, Fire, Water," "Fly Haiku"

Italian Americana: "First Kiss"

La Petite Zine: "Given," "Leavings," "Saturn"

Literal Latté: "Force"

Mooring Against the Tide: Writing Fiction and Poetry (NJ: Prentice Hall, 2005): "Anniversary"

New Hungers for Old: One-Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry (Star Cloud Press, 2011): "P.S."

New Orleans Review: "Chance Encounter"

Owner Operator: "No Atheists"

Painted Bride Quarterly: "Junkie," "The Heart Has the Capacity to Break and Reset a Million Times," "The Lasting," "Online Dating"

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Love as the Circle-to-Land Approach," "Love at the End of the 20th Century," "No Atheists"

Ploughshares: "Yes But" (special emerging writers' issue; nominated and introduced by Stephen Dunn)

Poetry: "The World According to Narcissus"

Poetry Daily: "New Year," "The World According to Narcissus"

The Portable Boog Reader Philadelphia: "Move"

Schuylkill Valley Journal: "Callback," "Cocktail," "Nine Man," "One-Night Stand, Saigon, Vietnam"

Tampa Review: "Into the Salvage Yard"

Verse Daily: "Narcissists Anonymous," "After Twelve Months, Someone Tells Me It's Time to Join the Living"

Waywiser Press web:  "Call Across the Seasons," "P.S."

Women’s Review of Books:  "P.S.," "Song of Woo with a Hole in It"

Xconnect: "Either Side of the Mason-Dixon," "Lingual," "The One Narcissus Almost Loved," "Outtakes/Intakes," "Storm Door," "Unsayable," "Vanishing Point," "The Visit"

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