LeeAnn Pickrell

Location Oakland, California
Occupation Freelance editor
Website http://

About Me

I'm a writer and editor but have been much more of an editor than a writer lately. It does pay the bills and I do love my work. But it doesn't feed me the way writing does.

I write poetry and have written fiction and a bit of creative nonfiction. My poetry has been published in In Posse, Scribble, Alehouse, Press 1, Canopic Jar, Atlanta Review, Eclectica, where I was the Spotlight Poet for July/August 2008 issue, Chantarelle’s Notebook, where I was a Featured Poet, SoMa Literary Review, Slant, Red River Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Red Wheelbarrow, and the Santa Barbara Review. I have a poetry manuscript that I'm sending around. I've published a couple of essays as well.

I've written three novels. The first novel is in a drawer and should probably remain there. The second, The Date House, has come very close to being published and I'm still sending it to small presses, though no longer working through an agent. The third is raw and I'm not sure what I want to do with it, if anything. It might be a bit too close to home.

I received an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College and my BA from the University of North Texas.

Why do you write?

What fuels my creativity?

In the past, my crazy family, "tragic" childhood, failed relationships, melancholy...

Now I'm not sure. I feel like I've mined all of my family and childhood that I care to for writing and how many poems about failed relationships and melancholy can one girl write...

Why I write? I feel more connected to everything when I write, more of the world, in the moment..

LeeAnn Pickrell's Wall

Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 08, 2012

Thank you, LeeAnn, for reading "A Scattering of Rivals" and taking the time to comment on it. It means a lot to me.

Sally Houtman – Jan 07, 2012

LeeAnn, thanks for reading and for your wonderful comments on "Windows." Much appreciated.

Jerry Ratch – Jan 06, 2012

Welcome, LeeAnn!

Robert Vaughan – Dec 18, 2011

Welcome, LeeAnn!

Michael Dwayne Smith – Dec 16, 2011

Welcome, LeeAnn. A friend of Meg's is a friend of mine :)

Meg Pokrass – Dec 15, 2011

check out Sam Rasnake's work when you can do so.

Meg Pokrass – Dec 15, 2011

welcome LeeAnn!

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