Biography

Chloé Leisure is a poet and a community creative writing teacher in Fort Collins, Colorado. She was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is a graduate of Northern Michigan University, Northern Arizona University, and Colorado State University, where she received her MFA in Poetry. She has taught writing and literature at NAU and CSU, and was a mentor and co-editor of CREATE! magazine at Shepardson Elementary and a co-editor of Fiction Mingle. Leisure served as the 2014 Fort Collins Poet Laureate. Currently, she teaches creative writing and movement in elementary enrichment programs and poetry at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Leisure is the author of the chapbook, The End of the World Again (Finishing Line Press, 2015), which was a semi-finalist in the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Contest and a finalist in the CutBank Chapbook Contest. Her poetry has appeared in publications including Colorado Review,MatterPANKPaterson Literary ReviewA Poetic Inventory of Rocky Mountain National Park, and Permafrost.