Riot Lung is a well-balanced introduction to a new voice. Horlick's poems vibrate with spontaneity and yet retain an intimacy that is emotionally intoxicating. Whether reflecting on her coming of age moments within her family, or measuring the impact of both the rural and urban prairie landscapes on her life, Horlick never strays far from how her identity as a queer writer has been shaped.
Leah Horlick is a writer, poet, and spoken word artist from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. As a spoken word artist, she has presented her best work at venues from New York City's Bluestockings Bookstore to the Vancouver Poetry Slam.Her poems have been published in Grain magazine and are forthcoming in So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art. She is the recipient of a 2008 Short Grain Award for her prose poem who's to know, and has published a limited edition chapbook, wreckoning, through Jack Pine Press.