Leah Poole Osowski is the author of hover over her (Kent State University Press, 2016), chosen by Adrian Matejka for the 2015 Wick Poetry Prize, and Exceeds Us (Saturnalia, 2023), winner of the Alma Award. Her poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, ZYZZYVA, Gettysburg Review, and Ninth Letter, among others. Her nonfiction has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, and Quarterly West. She has received fellowships from Image Journal's Glen Workshop and the Vermont Studio Center, and is poetry editor of Raleigh Review. Originally from Massachusetts, she holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She was the 2018 Emerging Writer in Residence at Penn State Altoona and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, the writer John McShea.