Owen McLeod’s debut collection, Dream Kitchen, won the 2018 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry and was released in March 2019. His poems have found homes in Ploughshares, The Southern Review, New England Review, and many other publications. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania and is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lafayette College. He is also a studio potter focused on the production of functional ware.
“In Dream Kitchen, Plato, Socrates, and Stevens share space with Nerf balls, Goodwill shirts, and Exxon bathrooms; and of course they do, because there is room enough in this life, and room enough in these poems, for the high and low, the beautiful and terrible, the intimate and strange…”
—Maggie Smith, author of Good Bones