Eugenia Leigh is the author of Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows (Four Way Books), the winner of the 2015 Debut-litzer Prize in Poetry as well as a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Rumpus, Indiana Review, The Collagist, North American Review, the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, and the Best New Poets 2010 anthology. Eugenia received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was awarded the Thomas Lux Scholarship for her dedication to teaching, demonstrated through her writing workshops with incarcerated youths and with Brooklyn High School students.


The recipient of fellowships and awards from Poets & Writers Magazine, Kundiman, The Frost Place, Rattle, and the Asian American Literary Review, Eugenia serves as the Poetry Editor of Hyphena news/culture magazine that celebrates the Asian American diaspora.

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