Leslie Marie Aguilar

Texas, United States

Member Since: 10/15/2014

Leslie Marie Aguilar originally hails from the heartland of Texas. She has served as the Poetry Editor of Indiana Review and received her MFA from Indiana University. Her work has been supported by the National Society of Arts and Letters and the Fine Arts Work Center. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Bellingham Review, Callaloo, Ninth Letter, Rattle, Sonora Review, and Southern Indiana Review among others. She is the author of Mesquite Manual (New Delta Review, 2015).



Website: lesliemarieaguilar.com

Twitter Username: @lesliemaguilar


  • Mesquite Manual , New Delta Review (May 2015)


  • Fine Arts Work Center Second-Year Fellowship(2017)
  • Fine Arts Work Center First-Year Fellowship (2015)
  • Vera Meyer Strube Academy of American Poets Award, Honorable Mention (2015)
  • AWP Intro Journals Award, Nominee (2015)
  • Washington Square Poetry Award (2014)
  • New Letters Poetry Award, Finalist (2014)
  • 49th Parallel Poetry Award, Finalist (2014)
  • David E. Albright Memorial Award (2014)
  • Pushcart Prize, Nominee (2013)
  • National Society of Arts and Letters Chapter Career Award (2013)
  • Indiana University Graduate Fellowship (2012)
  • Louis McNutt Fellowship (2012)
  • Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2011)
  • Texas Tech University Jay Rushing Award (2010)


  • Associate Instructor at Indiana University (August 2012 - June 2015)
  • Web Editor at Indiana Review (August 2013 - May 2014)
  • Poetry Editor at Indiana Review (August 2014 - May 2015)
  • Graduate Instructor at University of Missouri (August 2016 - December 2016)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Indiana University (May 2015)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas Tech University (May 2012)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry