"Intriguing and triumphant."
"Leonard offers poems both tough and tender about becoming a man—effectively so, as these works are not full of false bravado but touching reflection...Charmed and sturdy poems for a wide range of readers."
"Ramshackle Ode is more than a great book of poems, it's a tent revival, a people's sweaty redemption."
—Rebecca Gayle Howell
"...Ramshackle Ode [is] one of the hardest working books I’ve read in a long time."
"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.