Calling the Garden from the Grave won 2nd place among books of creative verse in the National Federation of Press Women 2021 Communications Contest. Lesley was among the communicators from throughout the United States who were honored June 11, during a National Federation of Press Women Zoom communications contest ceremony. Nearly 2,000 entries were submitted… Continue reading Calling the Garden from the Grave wins 2nd place in the National Federation of Press Women Contest
Calling the Garden from the Grave has placed in the chapbook category of the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest. We’ll find out which place in June, when the winners will be announced at the virtual awards ceremony.
Lesley’s poem “Artemis Draws Her Bow” is in the Winter/Spring issue of THINK: A Journal of Poetry, Fiction, and Essays and is also featured on THINK’s website. Read the poem here. This poem originated at a poetry workshop hosted by Catholic Literary Arts and taught by Judith Sornberger. Lesley wrote this piece in response to… Continue reading A new poem in THINK Journal
SHOUTOUT HTX features small business owners and creatives who “make up the fabric of our communities” because “meaningful conversations are at the heart of community building.” Recently, the folks at SHOUTOUT HTX interviewed Lesley about the writing life, work-life balance, inspiration, encouragement, and her beloved city of Houston. Read the interview here.
Calling the Garden from the Grave placed first statewide in the chapbook category of the Press Women of Texas Communications Contest. Now the book will advance to the National Federation of Press Women National Communications Contest.
Learn about the development of Lesley’s poem “Mother’s Reply,” (Calling the Garden from the Grave, 2020), featured in Chris Cooper’s blog series, Backstory of the Poem. Chris Rice Cooper is a newspaper/fiction writer, poet, photographer, & painter. She has a B.S. in Criminal Justice & completed her workshops required for her Master’s in Creative Writing.… Continue reading Chris Rice Cooper features “Mother’s Reply” on Backstory of the Poem
Enjoy Herman Sutter’s compelling review of Calling the Garden from the Grave at The Poetry Cafe. In the review, Sutter says, “Reading Lesley Clinton’s exquisite first chapbook, I was struck by the breadth of her vision–the feeling of scope and magnitude radiating from her poems, but even more by the simultaneous intimate intensity of her… Continue reading Herman Sutter reviews Calling the Garden from the Grave
J. D. Graham has written a discerning and exciting review of Calling the Garden from the Grave, in which he says: “Calling the Garden from the Grave, Lesley Clinton’s new chapbook (available here from Finishing Line Press, $14.99), is a collection of well-balanced tensions — rooted in place, yet unafraid to travel; modern in tone, yet grounded… Continue reading J. D. Graham Reviews Calling the Garden from the Grave
Calling the Garden from the Grave is now available from Amazon and Finishing Line Press. Grab a copy for yourself and a few to gift as stocking stuffers! With Thanksgiving upon us, I want to say how thankful I am for readers, mentors, fellow writers, and for those who have taken the time to let… Continue reading It’s Book Launch Time!
On October 8, award winning author Katheryn Brown Ramsperger welcomed Lesley to her Facebook Live segment, Story Hour, to read some poems and talk about her writing life.