Elaine Bleakney is the author of two prose works: For Another Writing Back and a chapbook, 20 Paintings by Laura Owens. Her writings have most recently appeared in Documentum, the Kenyon Review, and jubilat. Excerpts from For Another Writing Back have been featured by The Believer, Poetry Society of America, and others. 

Elaine is the former art editor of At Length magazine. For Harry N. Abrams, she edited Poem in Your Pocketan anthology of poetry published in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets. Elaine is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of California, Irvine, where she studied poetry, and Kenyon College. She has taught writing at Penland School of Crafts, Flagler College, UC Irvine -- and in other venues and environments.

A native of Arizona, Elaine was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her family. 

Her last name has a leak pronounced lake.


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Photograph of Elaine Bleakney reading at Downtown Books & News, Asheville, NC by Robin Dreyer

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