Leah Souffrant, M.F.A., Ph.D., is a poet and critic. Souffrant holds a Ph.D. in English from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and a B.A. in Russian Literature from Vassar College. Souffrant teaches at New York University. Souffrant's book Plain Burned Things: a poetics of the unsayable is forthcoming in 2016.

Poetry and critical writing by Leah Souffrant can be found in Jacket2, PoetLoreBone Bouquet, WSQ, the Pennsylvania Literary Journal, and elsewhere, and more information about recent work can be found at leahsouffrant.com.