Eugenia Leigh is the author of “Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows” (Four Way Books), the winner of the 2015 Late Night Library Debutlitzer Prize in Poetry. The recipient of fellowships and awards from “The Frost Place”, “Poets & Writers Magazine”, Kundiman, “Rattle”, and the “Asian American Literary Review”, Eugenia received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

People, Borne of Poetry
By Eugenia Leigh

AS A POET whose inner circle consists mostly of non-poets, I field a lot of questions. Poets know to expect questions. We also know to expect that a lot of these questions will come paired with unsolicited assertions about poetry. Statements such as "I don’t read poetry" or "I don’t understand poetry".