Richard Leis lives in Tucson, Arizona where he writes poetry and fiction, attends writing workshops and craft classes, and works in planetary science.
POET & WRITER
Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Arizona in 2015. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype, The Laurel Review, and Manzano Mountain Review. His fiction has been published in Cold Creek Review. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published online at Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files.”
HiRISE DOWNLINK LEAD
Richard works for HiRISE, a team in the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
I read my poem “These Are the Animals You May Eat.”
More information: Appearance Wrap-Up: “Room: A Literary Reading” at Antigone Books
20 November 2014, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Host: The University of Arizona Poetry Center
I read my poems “He can wear hats,” “The Talents,” and “The Divorce of Lilith and Samuel.”
INTERVIEWS & MENTIONS
by Thomas Mira y Lopez. Counterpoint Press, 2017, pp. 171-173.
HiRISE. 10 December 2014. Web.
by Shari Rose. The Republic. 10 September 2014. Web.
by Robbie Gonzalez. io9. 7 August 2012. Web.
Fox News. 7 August 2012. Web.
“Richard Leis Interview”
by Kelly McGrath. Cronkite News Service. 8 December 2008. Web.
by Jerad Kaliher. Cryonics. 2nd Quarter 2008, Volume 29:2, p. 16. PDF file.
by Irene Messina. Tucson Weekly. 14 August 2008. Web.
The Martian Codex: More Reflections from Mars
by George J. Haas & William R. Saunders. North Atlantic Books (Random House), 22 September 2009, pp. 26, 38.
by Margaret M. Quinlan & Benjamin R. Bates. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, Volume 9 Issue 1, pp. 48-58. 3 March 2009. Web.