Dawn Leas is the author of a full-length collection, Take Something When You Go, (Winter Goose Publishing 2016), and a chapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet, (Finishing Line Press, 2010). A collection of her poems can be found in Everyday Escape Poems, an anthology released by SwanDive Publishing (2014). Her work has appeared in Literary Mama, Southern Women's Review, San Pedro River Review, The Pedestal Magazine and elsewhere. Her work won an honorable mention in the 2005 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a contributing editor at Poets' Quarterly and TheThePoetry. In past lives, she has worked in advertising, independent school admissions, and as a middle-school English teacher. She has served as the associate director of the Wilkes University M.F.A. Creative Writing Programs and is currently the assistant to the President at Wilkes. She received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in English from the University of Scranton, and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University.