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has taught at Westfield State University and currently teaches writing
workshops in Northampton and Connecticut. Her first collection of
poems, Hidden Drive, was published last year by Antrim House.
David Wojahn writes of her work, " Chivas Sandage's poetry has a
lyric precision and terse musicality that any poet would envy...That
mysterious and visceral power that Lorca called the Duende is
ever-present in the pages of this fine collection..."
is assistant professor of English at Westfield State University. In No
Magic, her first volume of poetry, she interweaves Norse mythology,
Midwestern farm life and mourning for her father's death.
"Leah Nielsen's language is a hard-won conjury combining elegy and myth to create the sound and pulse, the many pulsesk, of what's true. No Magic is a deeply moving, masterful debut."-Robin Behn