Leslie Sainz

Leslie Sainz is a first-generation Cuban American, born and raised in Miami, Florida. A 2019 National Poetry Series finalist, her work has appeared in New England Review, AGNI, jubilat, Narrative, Black Warrior Review, and others. She is the recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, and has received scholarships, fellowships, and honors from CantoMundo, Miami Writers Institute, Adroit Journal, and the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts at Bucknell University.