A. Leigh Corbett

Freelance Writer & Artist, Editor, and Consultant in California

A. Leigh Corbett

Freelance Writer & Artist, Editor, and Consultant in California

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A. Leigh Corbett holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing with an emphasis in experimental fiction from Chapman University. The prolific poet has an amalgamation of nine poetry books, which are home to an excess of eight hundred and fifty poems and are included among her fourteen total published books; she has also published two memoirs, a short story collection, and two novels. Currently, Corbett has a third completed memoir manuscript ready for publication.

In December 2015, Alexa Leigh Corbett released four books in four different genres of writing on the same day. While conventional academia initially rejected Alexa’s unique perspective and insights, especially during primary education, the creative intellectual that she is still successfully emerged anyway. Alexa generated watercolor paintings in the spring of 2013 that eventually went on display in their own exhibit titled "Palette of Perception," which was hosted by Chapman's Leatherby Library in January 2014 for three and a half months. "Stained Glass," which was a watercolor present in the "Palette of Perception" art exhibit, was also featured on the cover of "Calliope: Art & Literary Magazine" at Chapman University for their Fall 2013 edition. Chapman Magazine then featured a propositioned article for their special Summer edition for August 2014 titled "Sanctuary of Words,” which chronicled Alexa’s self-actualization of accepting her path as a writer who had to inevitably manifest a solution in order to overcome basic language difficulties associated with what is now recognized as dyslexia. Corbett’s short story "In Another Life" was featured in the Summer 2015 edition of the Writers Tribe Review, and in close succession her short story "Dear God" was published in Torrid Literature Journal vol. XIV: Chaos. Shortly thereafter, Black Heart Magazine featured the short story "Wandering Well" in November 2015.

Alexa largely attributes her emergence as a writer to her brother's death; Andrew passed away at the age of twenty-one just two weeks following Corbett's high school graduation. Only a few weeks after enduring the tragedy, she went off to college at Northern Arizona University as a BioMed major, where she published her first book of poetry in honor of her brother one month into her studies. Within a few years, she published five more books of poetry before transferring to Chapman University to complete her studies as a creative wr

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