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T.S. Leonard

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


T.S. Leonard is the author of God Save the Queens! (Irrelevant Press, 2022) and poems published in Post Road, Fourteen Poems, Foglifter, Frontera, & Change, and The San Franciscan. Leonard’s work explores queerness, loss, and community at the intersection of disco music and time travel. His essays on art and music have been published in Missouri Life and The New Territory. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Leonard has lived in Los Angeles, Portland, and San Francisco. Leonard was a finalist for the 2022 Jane Underwood Poetry Prize and a poetry finalist at the 18th Annual Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival.


  • Poetry
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Queer literature

Research Areas

  • Queer theory
  • Archival research
  • Ethnomusicology


  • University of San Francisco, MFA in Writing, 2023
  • University of Missouri, BA in English, 2012

Prior Experience

  • Teaching Assistant in English, University of San Francisco
  • Teacher, Portland Public Schools
  • Bookseller, Powell's Books

Selected Publications

  • "A National Anthem" in Fourteen Poems
  • "Halo" in Foglifter
  • "Saturn Street Steps" in Post Road
  • "People Also Ask: What does it mean if a bird is at your door?" in Post Road
  • "Big Mood" in Colossus:Body, an Anthology on the Sovereignty of the Self
  • "Love Song" & Change
  • "Huckleberry" in & Change