In Memoriam: Jeanne Leiby

Jeanne Leiby contributed high professional standards as well as contagious energy and enthusiasm to the early years of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition. She was not only a great source for creative ideas, but a strong supporter of good ideas from others. Although she hailed from Michigan, she worked her way south, earning her MFA at the University of Alabama and then winding up in Florida in 2004 when she became editor of the Florida Review. She embraced Florida, and she enlivened and enriched literary arts in the state while she was here. She will be deeply missed.

2005 Other Words Conference Editor's Panel (l to r): Rick Campbell, Bill Slaughter, Jeanne Leiby, Ralph Berry, Richard Mathews