Richard Leis

lives in Tucson, Arizona where he teaches workshops at The Writers Studio, helps organize the annual Tucson Poetry Festival, and works in planetary science. His poetry has been published in Impossible ArchetypeThe Laurel ReviewManzano Mountain ReviewStar*Line, and Eye to the Telescope. His fiction has been published in anthologies published by House of Zolo and Crone Girls Press. He has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and was a finalist in the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards in 2018 and 2021. Learn more at