Anna Leahy is the author of the nonfiction book Tumor and the poetry collections What Happened Was:, Aperture, and Constituents of Matter. She directs the M.F.A. in creative writing program at Chapman University and edits Tab Journal.
Her work has appeared in Aeon, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Poetry, Scientific American, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Her essays have won top awards from Mississippi Review, Los Angeles Review, Ninth Letter, and Dogwood. Her essay "Ordinary Pandemonium: A Story of Noise" won the 2021 Mississippi Review Award in Creative Nonfiction.
While in residence, Leahy researched and drafted an essay about vertigo and developed a book review for The Washington Post. She also revised her poetry book manuscript.