Dr. Mary Leader is a member of the American Academy of Poets and winner of the National Poetry Series and the Iowa Poetry Prize. She graduated from OU with a J.D., from Warren Wilson College with a M.F.A. and a Ph.D. from Brandeis. She taught at Warren Wilson College, Emory University, Louisiana State University, University of Memphis, Brandeis University, and retired from Purdue University Professor Emerita.
While in Law School, she started writing poetry, which lead to a second career besides law. Shearsman Books is based out of Bristol, England and She Lives There Still is the second part of a series. Dr. Leader, her first time presenting at Norman West, will do a reading and book signing. A discussion of poetry connected to music and painting will be presented.