Creative Works

As a poet, lyricist, and librettist whose work isĀ inspired by the local, historical, and mythopoeic, Leonard is a frequent collaborator with composers and other musicians, and is the librettist for the operas Marie Curie Learns to Swim (music by composer Jessica Rudman); The Harbingers (music by Rossa Crean); Tobermory (music by Edd Caine), and Sense of Self (music by Lisa Neher; in progress). Her texts have been set by composers Jessica Rudman, Jena Root, Allyssa Jones, and Jen Wang and performed by the Choral Arts Initiative and Hartford Opera Theater among others. Her first chapbook, Making Mythology, will be published in 2019 by Louisiana Literature Press, followed by the publication of her novella in verse, Protectress, which will be published in 2021 by Unsolicited Press. Individual poems appear in numerous publications including vox poetica, lunch, These Fragile Lilacs, and Upstart: Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed, among other venues.

Read more about Leonard’s libretti, lyrics, plays, and poetry.


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