Student, King's College, London, 1993. Student, Marino Institute, Dublin, Ireland, 1994. Student, Gifu University, Japan, 1995.
Bachelor, Northern Kentucky University, 1996. Master of Divinity, Cincinnati Bible Seminary, since 2000.
Leah Maines is the former Poet-in-Residence of Northern Kentucky University. Maines is the author of two poetry books Looking to the East with Western Eyes, New Women"s Voices Series, Number.
1 (Finishing Lincolnshire Press, 1998) reached #10 in the "Cincinnati/Tri-State Best Sellers List" (Cincinnati Enquirer).
Her poems have appeared in numerous national and international publications including Nebo, Owen Wister Review, Licking River Review, Flyway and other literary magazines and anthologies. Maines lived in Gifu, Japan where she studied and researched classical Japanese poetry at Gifu University.
She also studied at King"s College London, England and The Marino Institute in Dublin, Ireland. Prizes Leah Maines was featured as an actress/model on the television series TerrorVision (television series) in Episode "One of a Kind" under the name "Kimberly Pollak.".
Radio reader for the blind Radio Reading Superior vena cava syndrome, Cincinnati, 1997. Member Kentucky Writers Coalition, Kentucky Poetry Society, Verse Writers' Guild Ohio, Kentucky Colonel (colonel since 1992), Northern Kentucky U. Alumni Association (board member since 1997), Cincinnati Writers Project, Sigma Tau Delta (chapter president 1995-1996), Alpha Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key.
Married Kevin Murphy Maines, April 9, 1990. Children: Christen Jo, Elizabeth Ann Cordell, Jackson Alexander Lee.