Leanne Grabel is a writer, illustrator, performance poet, special education teacher, and with her husband Steve Sander, founder of Portland's legendary poetry fount, Cafe Lena. Grabel also teaches performance poetry classes for teens through various literary outreach organizations. Grabel just completed a collection of illustrated rectangular prose poems, Assisted Living.  Individual poems are upcoming in Cloudbank, After Hour, The Opiate, Badlands Review, Cream City ReviewVoiceCatcher, Rat's Ass Review and Riding Light. She is currently compiling 30 years of graphic flash writing into The Circus of Anguish & Mirth, which will hopefully find its way into the world within the coming year. Her most recent publication from The Opiate is below.