Michael Leong MFA ’03

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The latest volume of poetry from Michael Leong MFA ’03, Words On Edge, was recently released by Black Square Editions. In a review that appeared in Seedings #5 (Spring 2018), John Olson says, "Michael Leong’s poetry is exquisite. We say something is exquisite when it is alluring and elegant, but also when it is razor-fine, when it has an edge, and that edge might be used to slice open a section of air and pull something out of it that hadn’t existed before, something that we did not know existed, something that existed outside of language and was conjured into being by an unorthodox employment of that very same language. This is called invention, and can lead to great and wonderful things, what André Breton would call the marvelous.”