Creative Works

Leonard is also a librettist, lyricist, and poet.


Marie Curie Learns to Swim is currently being set as a one-act chamber opera by composer Jessica Rudman for a 2018 premiere.


“Four Songs for Lady Macbeth,” set by composer Jessica Rudman.

“Four Songs for Lady Macbeth,” performed as oratory, Bloody, Bold and Resolute: Macbeth Day at the University of York, May 2017

“Shout Dirge for Lady Macbeth,” featured on Screaming Poetry 3, 2016.


“Pumpjack Andante” and “Coyote Sits,” The Waggle, Summer 2017

The Swimmer,” vox poetica,  2016.

“Six Epilogues for Caliban,” lunch, Summer 2015.

“Varnished,” These Fragile Lilacs, Summer 2015.

“Carrot Haiku,” Tule Review, November 2014.

“Lovers Misread Envy Horses Homonyms,” Upstart: Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed (Parlor Press, 2014).

“A Cellist’s Lament,” Hartskill Review, April 2014.

“Professor Medusa,” Haggard and Halloo, April 2013.