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Jay Leeming is the author of two books of poems: Dynamite on a China Plate (Backwaters Press, 2006) and Miracle Atlas (Big Pencil Press, 2011). His poems have appeared in a variety of magazines including Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry East and Pleiades, and he has been a featured reader at Butler University, the Omega Institute, Robert Bly's Great Mother Conference and the Woodstock Poetry Festival. He is the editor and founder of the magazine Rowboat: Poetry in Translation, and has taught poetry workshops throughout the United States and abroad. He is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and served as Poet Laureate of Tompkins County from 2009 to 2010. He makes his home in Ithaca, New York.