Leslie Clark was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, but has lived most of her life in Cincinnati. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA in Speech & Communications, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Writing Seminars program at Bennington College, Vermont. She is currently a production manager at a strategic marketing firm in Cincinnati. She participates in Women Writing for (a) Change and is enjoys the vibrant writing community and opportunities for creative expression in her city. The title poem of her book has been published in Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel (2016).