Reverberations from Fukushima: 50 Japanese Poets Speak Out

Reverberations from Fukushima: 50 Japanese Poets Speak Out
(Inkwater Press, 2014)

“Here, finally reaching our shore, the first wave of poems out of Fukushima: disaster in the first-person, no longer paraphrased, managed, or supposed. These are the voices that bring the experience closer than journalism ever could, that ask us to plant ourselves in the path of contamination, fear, betrayal. Our losses become all too real…”

~ Kathleen Flenniken, author of Plume

Available at Inkwater Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble


The Turquoise Bee and Other Love Poems
(Finishing Line Press, 2014)

“It’s refreshing to see a woman writing so freely and openly about love and about the physical body during romances. The Turquoise Bee is full of flowers and night-dancing, of time and loss and being enriched by  experience. I cherish these poems. Stenson’s eye and concern of the intimate other is to be admired.”

~ Carl Adamshick, 2010 Winner of the Walt Whitman Award and 2012 Winner of the Oregon Book Award

Available at Finishing Line Press


Everywhere I Find Myself
(Turning Point Books, 2017)

“Eternity can be heard in the stir of the breeze, in the vineyards, the whisper of prayer,” the poet writes in Everywhere I Find Myself. The poems explore love, memory and deep loss with equal verve. With an artist’s sharp eye for detail and a philosophical world view Leah Stenson is a savvy traveler. Her wry wit, compassionate heart and spirit infuse this vivid, engaging collection.”

~ Marilyn Stablein, author of Climate of Extremes, Splitting Hard Ground, and Sleeping in Caves

Available at Turning Point Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest
(Ooligan Press, 2013)

“Tart, sharp, unexpected, funny, sidelong, blunt, and gentle, with passages and line of startling power and pleasure. Personally, I would buy this in a trice for the sheer quality.”

~ Brian Doyle, author of Mink River

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Journals and Magazines


Clackamas Weekly



Eunoia Review

Ghost Town Poetry

Gorge Literary Journal

Illya’s Honey



Just Now

Multnomah Art Center Postbox

Northwest Women’s Journal

Oregon Literary Review

Portland Alliance

Red Poppy Review

Red River Review

River Poets Journal

San Diego Review

Sacred Cow

Sunset Liminal

The Oregonian

The Oregonian SW Weekly


Tiger’s Eye

Unique Ink



Vox Poetica

Word Salad

Poetry Anthologies

Adanna’s Love Poetry Anthology

Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest


Fault Lines

Just Now: 20 New Portland Poets

Heiwa wo towa in Kokoro ni Kizamu: 305 Shijin Shu (Engraving Peace in Our Hearts: An Anthology of 305 Poets)

Home Address: Poems Celebrating Lake Oswego’s Centennial

Motionless from the Iron Bridge: A Northwest Anthology of Bridge Poems

No Box Can Hold: A Modern Study of Identity and Self-discovery

Plein Air Anthologies (2013, 2014 and 2015) | Columbia Center for the Arts

Raising Our Voices: Anthology of Oregon Poets Against the War

Song of Ourselves