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Leatha Kendrick


Leatha Kendrick is the author of three volumes of poetry, the most recent one, Second Opinion (2008). Her poems and essays appear widely in journals and anthologies including What Comes Down to Us – Twenty-Five Contemporary Kentucky Poets; The Kentucky Anthology—Two Hundred Years of Writing in the Bluegrass State; Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia, and I to I: Life Writing by Kentucky Feminists. She co-edited Crossing Troublesome, Twenty-Five Years of the Appalachian Writers Workshop and wrote the script for A Lasting Thing for the World—The Photography of Doris Ulmann, a documentary film.
She leads workshops in poetry and life writing at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, KY, and works as a freelance editor. The recipient of grants in both poetry and fiction from the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Foundation of Women, she is at work on a novel.

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