SHOUTOUT HTX interviews Lesley

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.

Chris Rice Cooper features “Mother’s Reply” on Backstory of the Poem

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

Herman Sutter reviews Calling the Garden from the Grave

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 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