Self-Portrait with Gustavo
LEILA ORTIZ is a poet and social worker from Park Slope, Brooklyn. She currently resides in Bay Ridge. Leila's poems have appeared in Apogee, Bodega, Cold Front, The Grief Diaries, Killing Fields Journal, No, Dear Magazine, Palabras Luminosas, Referential Magazine and Stone Canoe. Her chapbook, Girl Life, is forthcoming from Recreation League. Leila is a graduate of the Queens College MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation.