Volume 8 (Fall 2014)
Leslie McGrath's chapbook explores the mind and how it gets away from us, even betrays us—depression, mental illness—words that do not suffice, and so her poems are exact in their language and their curation on the page because they enact the process of observing, managing, living with and within the mind. Both beautifully rendered and searingly smart as they consider fear, diagnosis, loss of self, and the hard work of self-recreation: McGrath finds the music underneath it all.
– Laura McCullough
By the Windpipe by Leslie McGrath (ELJ Publications, 2014)