Nicholas Leaskou is a poet, editor, and jeweler from San Francisco. His poems and reviews have appeared in Dusie, Vallum, Switchback, Midway, Boog City, and 14 Hills: The SFSU Review. After receiving his MFA from the University of San Francisco in 2009, he coproduced/hosted Poet as Radio, an online poetry show airing live weekly at SF Community Radio from 2011–2014. To liberate himself from words — as needed — he composes artisan jewelry. His chapbook Heliotropes is forthcoming from Ypolita Press.