River of Earth
by James Still
Leatha Kendrick is the author of two books of poetry, Science in Your Own Back Yard (2003) and Heart Cake (2000). Her poetry, essays, and book reviews have appeared in such periodicals as The Louisville Review, The American Voice, Passages North, Nimrod, and The Connecticut Review and in anthologies from Western Kentucky University Press, Helicon Nine Editions, and the University Press of Kentucky.
A former poetry editor of Wind magazine, Leatha also co-edited Crossing Troublesome: 25 Years of the Appalachian Writers Workshop (2002) with George Ella Lyon. She also was the screenwriter for a documentary about the life and work of photographer Doris Ulmann titled A Lasting Thing for the World, which received support from the KET Fund for Independent Production and has aired on KET.
Leatha has taught creative writing at the University of Kentucky, the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, and the Appalachian Writers Workshop. She has received fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council; the Kentucky Foundation for Women; the Vermont Studio Center; and Vermont College, where she earned her masters degree.
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