Leff, David K.

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  • David K. Leff is an essayist, pushcart nominated poet and former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. His work focuses on the surprisingly intimate relationship of people to their built and natural environments. His nonfiction book, The Last Undiscovered Place (University of Virginia Press, 2004) was a Connecticut Book Award finalist. He is the author of three other nonfiction books, Deep Travel, (University of Iowa Press, 2009), Hidden in Plain Sight, (Wesleyan University Press, 2012) and Maple Sugaring: Keeping it Real in New England, (Wesleyan University Press, 2015). His poetry collections are The Price of Water (Antrim House, 2008), Depth of Field (Antrim House, 2010), and Tinker’s Damn (Homebound Publications, 2013). His novel in verse, Finding the Last Hungry Heart (Homebound Publications, 2014), is about the confluence of the present and the 1960s. Canoeing Maine’s Legendary Allagash: Thoreau, Love, and Survival of the Wild, a memoir about a backcountry river trip, is due out from Homebound Publications in 2016. His work has appeared in the Hartford Courant, The Wayfarer, Appalachia, Yankee, Connecticut Woodlands, Connecticut Coastal, Canoe & Kayak, The Encyclopedia of New England and elsewhere. His writing is available at www.davidkleff.com

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  • Titles by This Author:

    Deep Travel
    Hidden in Plain Sight
    The Last Undiscovered Place