Leanne Grabel

Leanne Grabel, M.Ed, is a writer, illustrator, performer, and special education and language arts teacher (in semi-retirement). In love with mixing genres and media, Grabel has written and produced numerous spokenword shows, including “The Lighter Side of Chronic Depression,” “Anger: The Musical,” and “The Little Poet.” Her books include Lonesome & Very Quarrelsome Heroes, Short Poems by a Short Poet, Badgirls (a book of flash nonfiction and a theater piece about incarcerated teenage girls in treatment), and most recently, Assisted Living, a chapbook of graphic rectangular prose poems. Grabel has just completed Brontosaurus Illustrated, an illustrated stretched memoir about rape. Grabel’s collection of graphic rectangular prose poems Gold Shoes will be published later this year.