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Hailey Leithauser
Portrait of Hailey Leithauser

Hailey Leithauser is the author of two poetry collections: Saint Worm (Able Muse Press, 2019) and Swoop (Graywolf Press, 2013), which won the Poetry Foundation’s Emily Dickinson First Book Award and the Towson Prize for Literature. She has recent or forthcoming work in The Birmingham Poetry Review32 PoemsCincinnati Review, The Hopkins Review, Plume, Poet LoreAGNIAlaska Quarterly Review, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and_ The Yale Review._ She lives outside of Washington, DC, and teaches occasionally at the Bethesda Writer’s Center and the West Chester Poetry Conference. Her poem in this issue is indebted in its form to Donald Justice’s “Variation for Two Pianos.” (updated 4/2022)

Leithauser’s AGNI poem “The Moon Speaks of Polar Bears” was chosen for The Best New Poets 2010.

AGNI has published the following work:

Poetry
Sonnet Ending in Response of a Four-Year-Old Told to Stop Banging His Fork on the Table
AGNI 95 Print Only
Poetry
Variation on Romance in the Time of Famine
AGNI 92 Print Only
Poetry
Fat Worm
AGNI 83 Print Only
Poetry
Northern Wind
AGNI 83 Print Only
Poetry
I Shall Name the Worms
AGNI 86 Print Only
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