Klein Family School of Communications Design
M.F.A., University of Baltimore
B.S., Oral Roberts University
Steven Leyva was born in New Orleans and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 2 Bridges Review, Fledgling Rag, Vinyl, The Nashville Review, and Prairie Schooner. He is a Cave Canem fellow, the winner of the 2012 Cobalt Review Poetry Prize, and author of the chapbook Low Parish. For the past four years, he has served as Little Patuxent Review’s head editor, publishing creative writing and visual art from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
Leyva previously taught high school English in Baltimore City public schools. As a fan of both comic book and otaku culture, he can often be found at various "cons" around the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas.