Lateef McLeod

Poet; blogger; member, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association; intern, Sins Invalid

Lateef McLeod is a phenomenal black poet with cerebral palsy who just published his first poetry book, entitled <em><a href="" target="_hplink">A Declaration of a Body of Love</a></em>, this year. He is also in process of writing a novel, tentatively called <em>The Third Eye Is Crying</em>. He was also a cast member of the 2007 <a href="" target="_hplink">Sins Invalid</a> performance and the 2011 artist-in-residence Sins Invalid performance entitled "Resident Alien." He works for Sins Invalid as an intern. He also dedicates his time to being a member of <a href="" target="_hplink">Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association</a>. He has earned a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Mills College. You can catch more of his writings on his <a href="" target="_hplink">website</a>.