Leona Sevick

Official Panelist

2024 Participant · Poetry

Leona Sevick
Leona Sevick

The Bamboo Wife, published by Trio House Press, is Leona Sevick's second collection of poems. She is the winner of the 2017 Press 53 Poetry Award for her first collection, Lion Brothers. Her poetry and essays appear in Blackbird, Birmingham Poetry Review, The Florida Review, Orion, Pinch Journal, Shenandoah Review, Southeast Review, The Southern Review, The Sun, and other journals.

Sevick is the first place winner of the Split This Rock poetry contest, judged by Naomi Shihab Nye. She has been a finalist for The Washington Prize, the Pleiades Press Editors Prize, and Four Way Books' Levis Prize. She was named a 2018 Tennessee Williams Scholar and a 2019 Walter E. Dakin Fellow for the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Her work has been supported by residencies at The Hambidge Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and she makes regular appearances at Longleaf Writer's Conference in Seaside, Florida.

She earned a doctorate in English language and literature from the University of Maryland and serves as a member of the advisory board for the Furious Flower Black Poetry Center. Sevick is provost and professor of English at Bridgewater College in Virginia, where she teaches Asian American literature.

Book cover

Book Title(s)

  • The Bamboo Wife: Poems

Connect Socially