Poetry, paperback, 40 pages, from YesYes Books.
"Still, the Shore is a collection of the seen and the unseen, of what can be held and what must be let go in a world that takes and remakes us at its whim. Leonard's finely crafted, intricate images—'the riptide / will fold you down, / a steeple will peek / like a bud / from your back'—are countered by the speaker's urgency, his need to 'get this right.' These poems are brave in their honesty, vulnerability and violence. They cut. They scrape. And they are more beautiful for doing so."
-Leah Nielson, author of No Magic
Keith Leonard is the author of the chapbook Still, the Shore (YesYes Books, 2013) and the full-length collection Ramshackle Ode (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) . Keith has held fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Indiana University, where he received an MFA. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming from the Academy of American Poets, Copper Nickel, and Gulf Coast. Keith lives in Columbus, Ohio.