Leanne Grabel is a writer, illustrator, performance poet,  semi-retired special education teacher, and co-founder of Portland's  poetry fount of the 90s, Cafe Lena. Grabel's collection of illustrated  prose poems, Gold Shoes, is upcoming from Finishing Line Press (April 2018).  Individual poems have been recently published in Cloudbank, After Hour, The Opiate, Badlands Review, Cream City ReviewVoiceCatcher, The Tishman Review, Rat's Ass Review, Gobshite Quarterly and Riding Light. Grabel's graphic memoir TAINTED is swirling in the air like a crow feather.