Teresa Leo's poetry and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review's Philly Edition, New Orleans Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Painted Bride Quarterly, Xconnect, La Petite Zine, The Portable Boog Reader Philadelphia, and the anthology Whatever it Takes: Women on Women's Sport (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999). She has interviewed Rick Moody, Martín Espada, and Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai. Her awards include a 2002 Poetry Fellowship from the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, a 2001 Literature/Creative Nonfiction Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and a Pushcart Prize nomination. She is a former columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer's Commentary Page, past Editor-in-Chief of Painted Bride Quarterly, and has served as Acting Director of the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently she serves as a Contributing Editor for The American Poetry Review as well as Xconnect Magazine. She works at the University of Pennsylvania.