Le Hinton Poetry and Poet

Le Hinton

Poet, Lecturer, Workshop Leader

2016, The Summerset Review and the Best of the Net

Thank you Meredith Davies Hadaway and The Summerset Review for nominating "Uses of Cotton (Visibility)" for the 2016 Best of the Net.

2016 the Pittsburgh Poetry Review and the Pushcart Prize

Thank you Michael Albright and the Pittsburgh Poetry Review for nominating "Interview with Cotton, Part 1 (Dreams)" for the 2016 Pushcart Prize. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

The Best American Poetry 2014


My heartfelt thanks to guest editor Terrance Hayes and series editor David Lehman  for selecting "No Doubt About It (I Gotta Get Another Hat)" for inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2014. My gratitude continues and extends to Little Patuxent Review for originally publishing it in their Issue 13, Winter 2013.


Thank you for everything, forever.


                                       Le Hinton


The Public Poetry Project

I'm pleased to announce that the poem "Epidemic," previously published in the Baltimore Review's Winter 2013 Issue, has been chosen by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book's Public Poetry Project as one of four poems that have been made into posters and distributed throughout the commonwealth to libraries, book stores, and other locations. I am thankful beyond words. The other poets chosen are Stephen Berg, W.S. DiPiero and Shara McCallam. Such fine poets, all.





In 2012, my poem, "Our Ballpark," was incorporated into Derek Parker's sculptor, "Common Thread" and installed in front of Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as part of the Poetry Paths project.


Play ball.

The Language of Moisture and Light




My fifth book of poems, The Language of Moisture and Light, from Iris G. Press has been released. Come hear hear me at a poetry venue near you.





In a world raging with the fire and regret of man's inhumanity to man, Le Hinton suggests that many of us are made to feel like Eve: Unable to find a nurturing mother, we are required to turn toward a stern father whose generous nature has blackened into anger.

Michael Glaser former poet laureate of Maryland on The God of Our Dreams

Hinton is a poet's poet.

Michael Hoover , former poet laureate of Hanover, Pennsylvania


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