Leo Yankevich (October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvani)
an American poet and the editor of The New Formalist.
Born into a Roman Catholic family of Irish-Polish descent, he grew up and attended high school in Farrell, Pennsylvania, a small steel town in western Pennsylvania. He then studied History and Polish Studies at Alliance College, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, receiving a BA in 1984. Later that year he travelled to Poland on a fellowship from the Kosciuszko Foundation to attend Kraków's Jagiellonian University. After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, he decided to settle permanently in Poland. Since that time he has lived in Gliwice, an industrial city in Upper Silesia.
Yankevich writes poems in both traditional... more »
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- A December Wish
- A Hater Learns About Love
- A Plurality of Worlds
- A Tiny Glow
- A Warning to Dissidents
- After 20 Years of Marriage
- After the Expulsions
- After the Old Masters
- Ah, Love
- An Autumn Evening
- Apollo’s Archaic Torso
- At a Suicide’s Grave(1869-1897)