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Praise for previous works

"Leslie's dark tones are reminiscent of Rebecca Brown, but she is a creative force all her own. Her star is rising. Watch for her."
—Hiromi Goto

"Alex Leslie conducts artful traffic in the zeitgeist, stories that are earthy, smoky, with Didion’s terse calm, empathetic and reliable as duct tape."
—Mark Anthony Jarman

"A text of 'leakage,' a 'softwall luminesence' that produces and diminishes its own light. Deep in the 'bloodclick,' Alex Leslie’s gorgeous chapbook bonds design materials, transit routes and sky/ocean notes to create both an 'impression of...thoughts' and a progressive,
'wavering' grid of feeling. Narrative hurts then stops. Gate
theory. Then expresses: 'when you let it go.' Loved this. Loved what was brought to bear upon: a Westward edge."
—Bhanu Kapil (The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University) on the chapbook 20 Objects for the New World (Nomados, 2011)