Keith Leonard is the author of the poetry collection Ramshackle Ode (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2016).
His poems have appeared recently in The American Poetry Review, The Believer, New England Review, Poetry, and Ploughshares, among others.
Keith has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council.
He lives in Columbus, Ohio.
From an award-winning young poet, Ramshackle Ode presents a new voice singing toward transcendence, offering the sense that, though this world is fragile, human existence is a wonderfully stubborn miracle of chance.
"Intriguing and triumphant." —Booklist
“It’s kind of the hardest work, joy. Which makes Ramshackle Ode one of the hardest-working books I’ve read in a long time.”
— Ross Gay
"This is a terrific and memorable first book. Leonard’s voice is powerfully distinct and fresh, and it’s one I’m sure we’ll be hearing with gratitude for years to come." —Alan Shapiro
“Leonard has come right in the nick of time to remind us that inside each our hearts thumps an ecstatic hot night of healing.”
— Rebecca Gayle Howell