A light-skinned Latinx woman in her early 30s with dark brown hair and eyes.

Leslie Sainz is the author of the debut poetry collection Have You Been Long Enough at Table, forthcoming from Tin House in September 2023. The daughter of Cuban exiles, she is the recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship. Her work has appeared in the Yale Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review Online, AGNI, jubilat, Narrative, and elsewhere. A three-time National Poetry Series finalist, she’s received scholarships, fellowships, and honors from CantoMundo, The Miami Writers Institute, The Adroit Journal, and The Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts at Bucknell University. She is the managing editor of the New England Review.


A broad and idiosyncratic spectrum of work including traditional and experimental fiction, long and short poems and poem sequences, translations, plays, librettos, and essays.


Three recent contributors to New England Review: Diana Khoi Nguyen (poetry), Katie Moulton (nonfiction), Hisham Bustani (fiction/translation).

New England Review was founded by poets Sydney Lea and Jay Parini in New Hampshire in 1978. It publishes poetry and fiction in a variety of shapes and styles—some renovating old forms and others inventing new forms altogether—alongside a range of nonfiction, including personal and lyric essays, cultural revaluations, travelogues, and more. Translations are also a regular part of New England Review's mix, and once a year it highlights writing from another part of the world in a portfolio of international writing.