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Praise for Outside, America

“There is great tenderness in these poems, yet the emotion never feels overwrought, counterbalanced as it is by a high degree of craft, formal experimentation, and keen attention to a series of manufactured and natural curiosities woven uneasily together into a common life.” -Jenny Kerber, Canadian Literature, July 12, 2019

“De Leeuw is an acute chronicler of the physical world, both its natural beauty and the reverse ... These poems seduce quietly, drawing us without fanfare into the view from the poet’s gimlet eye.” ~ Carellin Brooks, BC Bookworld, Spring 2020