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Keely Leim reads "In the Grove: The Poet at 10" by Jane Kenyon

Writer and poet Keely Leim
Savanna Rothe
Spokane Public Radio
Writer and poet Keely Leim

A pleasure so intense that it borders on pain

Keely Leim is the media manager for Willow Springs magazine and is a second-year poetry MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and earned her bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College in Memphis.

When not writing, Keely raises four children with her husband Josh, volunteers with Side by Side, a community of belonging for people of all abilities, and grows flowers for friends in her Chattaroy garden.