Eugenia Leigh is the author of Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows (Four Way Books, 2014), the winner of the Late Night Library's 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 Nation, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Tahoma Literary Review, Waxwing, the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, the Best New Poets 2010 anthology, and the 2017 Best of the Net 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. Since her time at Sarah Lawrence, Eugenia has served as a teaching artist with a variety of organizations including the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund's group for undocumented youths, RAISE.
The recipient of fellowships and awards from Poets & Writers Magazine, Kundiman, Rattle, and elsewhere, Eugenia was awarded the 2021 Bess Hokin Prize by Poetry Magazine. Previously the Poetry Editor for Kartika Review and for Hyphen, a news/culture outlet for the Asian American diaspora, Eugenia served as the 2021 Guest Editor for Lantern Review.
NEWS: Eugenia Leigh's second collection of poetry, Bianca, will be published by Four Way Books in 2023. Stay tuned for updates.