Anna Leahy is the author of the nonfiction book Tumor and the poetry collections What Happened Was:, Aperture, and Constituents of Matter. Her work has appeared at Aeon, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Poetry, Scientific American, The Southern Review, and elsewhere, and her essays have won top awards from Mississippi Review, Los Angeles Review, Ninth Letter, and Dogwood. She directs the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chapman University and edits the international Tab Journal. See more at https://amleahy.com.

Other Works

  • Tumor (nonfiction)

  • Aperture (poetry)


Awards and Recognition

  • MacDowell Colony Fellow, 2022
  • Creative Nonfiction Award for "Ordinary Pandemonium," Mississippi Review 2021
  • Nonfiction Award for "A Brief Encyclopedia of My Mother's Cancer," Los Angeles Review 2018
  • American Library in Paris Fellow, 2016
  • Creative Nonfiction Award for "Marrying Absurd," Ninth Letter 2016
  • Grand Prize for "Sweet Dreams Are Made of This" (essay), Dogwood 2016
  • Dakin Fellow in Poetry, Sewanee Writers' Conference, 2011
  • Wick Poetry Book Prize for Constituents of Matter, 2006