Poetry is a portal to my soul.
My name is Leanne and I’m a poet, making it up as I go.
With a pen in hand I feel at home. This passion has helped me through some tough struggles, but it’s also given me a platform to celebrate my greatest joys. Thank you for letting me share my truths with you. I hope you find your own passion that gives you as much strength as poetry gives to me. Come back to She’s in Prison soon!
I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. I went to college at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA and studied creative writing, film, and theater. I’m currently getting my master’s degree from Brandeis in strategic analytics. Professionally, I am a data analyst. It’s an unlikely career for someone that breathes poetry, but I like the contrast.
My other passions include singing, learning guitar, rock climbing, weightlifting, yoga, bike riding, reading, hiking, traveling, baking, and spending as much time as I can with the people that I love. I dream of starting a family and look forward to the gift of tomorrow.
Thank you for visiting!
Leanne Rebecca Ortbals