Leslie Contreras Schwartz
Essayist and poet

Leslie Contreras Schwartz holds an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College and a BA in English from Rice University. Her poetry has appeared in Pebble Lake Review, Southern Women's Review, The Adirondack Review, "Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets" by Mutabilis Press, and other publications, and her essays have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Ozy, and Dame Magazine. Her first collection of poems, Fuego, will be published by Saint Julian Press in March 2016