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Monday, March 7, 2011

Writers-on-the-Shore Welcomes Poet Gary Leising

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University inaugurates its spring Writers-On-The-Shore literary series with poet Gary Leising 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Montgomery Room of the Commons. 

Leising is the author of Fastened to a Dying Animal. His poems have appeared in many literary journals, including the Cincinnati Review, Connecticut Review, Quarterly West, Blackbird and Sou'wester. His fiction has appeared in River Styx, and his work “Toenails Diary” won the 2008 Indiana Review 1/2K Prize.

Leising’s reviews and essays have appeared in The James Dickey Newsletter, Pleiades and Chicago Review, as well as in the book The Way We Read James Dickey: Critical Approaches from the Twenty First Century. Leising is an associate professor of English at Utica College.

Sponsored by the English Department and Writers-on-the-Shore, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit

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