Leanne Grabel is a writer, illustrator, performance poet, special education teacher, and co-founder of Portland's legendary poetry fount, Cafe Lena. Grabel also teaches performance poetry classes for teens through various literary outreach organizations. Grabel's collection of illustrated rectangular prose poems, Gold Shoes, is upcoming from Finishing Line Press (March 2018). Individual poems have been recently published in Cloudbank, After Hour, The Opiate, Badlands Review, Cream City Review, VoiceCatcher, The Tishman Review, Rat's Ass Review, Gobshite Quarterly and Riding Light. She is currently compiling 30 years of graphic flash writing into The Circus of Anguish & Mirth, as well as trying to find a publisher for BRONTOSAURUS ILLUSTRATED. Her most recent publications from The Opiate and The Tishman Review are linked below.