The Names of Ancient Wars
"Like a favorite song you've not heard yet."
- Adrian Matejka, author of Map to the Stars
"An exciting new voice in American poetry."
- Sarah Blake, author of Naamah
"Simmers with music and metaphor."
- Mitchell L.H. Douglas, author of dying in the scarecrow's arms
"Filled with questions that...offer us a deeper look into ourselves."
- Paige Lewis, author of Space Struck
John Leo is the author of The Names of Ancient Wars (Ghost City Press, 2021), as well as the chapbook The Long Weekend is Over (CWP Collective Press, 2018). His work has appeared in the anthology A Flame Called Indiana: New Writing from the Crossroads (Indiana University Press, 2023), as well as Tinderbox Poetry, Entropy, FIVE:2:ONE, and elsewhere. He is the designer of the board game Wolves of Mercia (2019).
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