Yvonne Higgins Leach



Political Poem

17 February 2017

After the 2016 Presidential election results, my friend's family was so divided politically that my friend cancelled hosting Thanksgiving dinner. It was the inspiration for me to write this poem.

​Thanks to Former People: Bangs, Whimpers, Arts, Culture and Commentary for publishing it.

Poem in Themed Issue

16 Feb 2017

Silver Birch Press is doing a lovely job on their themed issue called ME, AT 17, including a photo and recollections of the memory along with the poem. They published my poem "Watching the Planes" today which is about when my high school friend Chris Davis and I would go watch airplanes land at the Spokane airport

Inland Northwest Poets

29 Dec 2016

Very happy to be featured with other Inland Northwest poets in a special poetry section of Spokane's weekly print and online newspaper Inlander. A huge thank you to editor Thom Caraway.

A childhood memory poem

13 Dec 2016

Happy to have my poem appear in the December issue of Bluestem, a magazine published since 1966 and produced by the English Department at Eastern Illinois University

Interview in blog: You Read It Hear First

7 March 2016

I am honored to have been interviewed by Christina Hamlett about my poetry, my writing process, and poetry in general in her blog You Read It Here First, Conversations with Today's Authors. Christina’s credits to date include 32 books, 159 stage plays, five optioned feature films, and a plethora of articles and interviews that appear in trade publications throughout the world.