Welcome! Richard Leis writes poetry, short fiction, and the occasional blog post. Announcements here on the homepage; bio, contact info, upcoming writing workshops, and more published works at the links above.
“Forever Young: Searching for the Fountain of Youth” on CBS Primetime November 28
I was interviewed for a segment in this CBS Sunday Morning primetime special airing this Sunday. Not sure how much or how little I’ll be in it. It was my first opportunity to be more critical about technology and the future.
“‘Sunday Morning’ anchor Jane Pauley hosts ‘Forever Young: Searching for the Fountain of Youth,’ a one-hour primetime special exploring the wonders, rewards, and challenges of growing older, to air on CBS Sunday, November 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and to stream on Paramount+.”
Pre-order Adult Children, Including Three New Poems
Three new poems by me—”Pangaea Proxima,” “Panthalassa,” and “Juniper Tree, Boy and Bird”—will soon be available in the Adult Children anthology from Universal Table/Wising Up Press. The book can be pre-ordered now.
Juniper Tree, Boy and Bird
(Universal Table/Wising Up Press, 1 Jan 2022)
Pre-Order: Universal Table/Wising Up Press
“Bird Chooses to Make a Habitat of Heart” Nominated for a Pushcart Prize
My poem from issue 9 of Impossible Archetype is one of editor Mark Ward’s 2021 Pushcart Prize nominations.