Owen McLeod is a professor of philosophy at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Sometimes he writes poems, which appear or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Alaska Quarterly Review, Bennington Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Boulevard, Copper Nickel, Diode, Field, Greensboro Review, Hopkins Review, Massachusetts Review, Mississippi Review, Missouri Review, New England Review, New Ohio Review, North American Review, Passages North, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, River Styx, Sixth Finch, Smartish Pace, Southeast Review, The Southern Review, Spillway, Sugar House Review, The Sun, Water~Stone Review, Willow Springs, Yale Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and elsewhere.
His debut collection, Dream Kitchen(2019), was selected by Rosanna Warren for the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry. The first 15 pages of the book can be previewed here, and a review can be found in the Adroit Journal.
His second poetry collection, Before After, was published by Saturnalia Books in 2023.
Here's an interview published on The Massachusetts Review blog, and another interview published on the Water~Stone Review blog.
McLeod bid farewell to poetry on September 1, 2022, after eight years of writing and seven years of continuous publication, including 120 or so poems in journals and magazines and two full length collections. A decent run for someone with no training as a "creative writer", no connections to the poetry scene, and no social media accounts -- but enough already. It's time for something new.