2019 Sandeen Prize Winner
Leia Penina Wilson
Leia Penina Wilson is an afakasi Samoan poet hailing from the Midwest. Most recently, she has work in Burning House Press, Heavy Feather Review, Denver Quarterly, Dream Pop Press, and Split Lip Magazine. She is the author of i built a boat with all the trees in your closet (and will let you drown), from Red Hen Press. Splinters are Children of Wood was awarded The Sandeen Prize in Poetry by Notre Dame Press.