David K. Leff Papers

1955-2018 (Bulk: 1980-2018)
9 boxes (8 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 907
rotating decorative images from SCUA collections

A writer, poet, and environmental advocate, David K. Leff worked for many years as an agricultural and environmental policy adviser to the Connecticut legislature and as deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. A graduate of UMass Amherst (BA 1975) and the University of Connecticut School of Law (1978), Leff began writing and lecturing early in his career, and in addition to publishing dozens of magazine articles and serving as a regular columnist for the Hartford Courant, he has written five works of non-fiction, The Last Undiscovered Place (2004), Deep Travel: In Thoreau's Wake on the Concord and Merrimack (2009), Hidden in Plain Sight (2012), Maple Sugaring (2015), and Canoeing Maine's Legendary Allagash (2016); three books of poetry Price of Water (2008), Depth of Field (2010), and Tinker's Damn (2013), and a novel in verse, Finding the Last Hungry Heart (2014). Leff has been active as a lecturer and instructor on various topics, ranging from the environment to local history and writing. In 2016, he was named the first Poet-in-Residence of the New England Trail.



In addition to containing a nearly comprehensive collection of the published writings of David Leff, the collection includes selected correspondence, unpublished poetry and short stories, a draft of an unpublished novel, talks, interviews, notes, newsclippings, over 400 pages of interviews with sugarmakers that Leff conducted for his book on maple sugaring, and selected materials relating to Leff's work with the DEP in Connecticut and other endeavors. The collection also includes several thousand photographs (mostly digital) taken by Leff and used to illustrate his publications and lectures.

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Background on David K. Leff

A poet, essayist, and environmental advocate, David K. Leff was born on April 9th, 1955 in Albany, New York. Following Leff's birth, his family moved to Connecticut due to his father's job transfer. In his youth, Leff was perceived as a relatively average student, until a sophomore year high school teacher's introduction to the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson captured his interests and motivated him to become a writer. After graduating from high school, Leff elected to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he received his bachelor's degree in English in 1975. In order to pay for school, Leff worked odd jobs throughout his college career, including as a tool factory porter, house painter, dishwasher, salad chef, and bankruptcy paralegal. Following his graduation from college, Leff decided to pursue his interest in law, and return to his home state, by enrolling in the University of Connecticut School of Law. He graduated from law school in 1978, and passed his bar exam to become a licensed lawyer that same year. After receiving his education, Leff began his extensive career as both an environmental activist and a writer.

Leff's life and work highlight his immense dedication to both the natural world and public service. He held a 28-year long career under the State of Connecticut, as a policy advisor to the state legislature regarding agriculture and the environment. Additionally, along with being the policy advisor, he was the deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. As the commissioner, Leff was mainly in charge of parks, forests, fisheries, and wildlife. Moreover, for seventeen years Leff served as a Senior Attorney for the Office of Legislative Research, Connecticut General Assembly. Along with his jobs, he is also an active member of his community. Leff volunteered as a firefighter for 26 years, and currently acts as the Canton, Connecticut town historian as well as the town meeting manager. Leff also enjoys working with youth as a Boy Scout merit badge counselor, and as a tutor. Leff has been a chairmen or sat on the board of several different committees, including the Collinsville Historic District Commission, the board of trustees of the Great Mountain Forest in Norfolk, Connecticut, and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. Today, Leff pursues his passions for environmental advocacy through his position as chairman of the Public Policy Committee of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. Leff was also the former director of Audubon Connecticut.

Leff's love for the environment translates beautifully into his writing. His poetry, articles, and books center on the relationship between people and place, meaning both their communities as well as the historical and natural environment. Leff typically dives into the importance of ordinary elements in a person's day to day life that acquire hidden meanings and important connections. Leff is the author of many essays, columns, and stories for esteemed publications such as The Hartford Courant and Appalachia. In addition, he is the author of four nonfiction books: The Last Undiscovered Place (2004), Deep Travel: In Thoreau's Wake on the Concord and Merrimack (2009), Hidden in Plain Sight (2012), and Maple Sugaring: Keeping it Real in New England (2015). Leff has also authored several poetry collections, allowing his artistic impulse a new medium with which to explore the world and life. These collections include The Price of Water (2008), Depth of Field (2010), Tinker's Damn (2013), and Finding the Last Hungry Heart (2014). His passion for writing is also exhibited through his active life as a lecturer, speaker, and poetry reader at events, and his involvement with several writing organizations. Leff served on the board of the Riverwood Poetry Series, Inc. This organization has a regular monthly reading series and sponsors the biennial Connecticut Poetry Festival. Additionally, Leff will occasionally serve as a judge to poetry contests.

Leff has garnered many awards for his civic involvement and writing. He has received awards from groups as unique as the United Bow Hunters of Connecticut to the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Leff was awarded the Special Recognition Award from the Connecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetland Commissions in appreciation of his writing about landscapes and habitats. His first book, The Last Undiscovered Place, published in 2004, was a Connecticut book award finalist. Moreover, Leff's book, Canoeing Maine's Legendary Allagash: Thoreau, Romance and Survival of the Wild, which magnificently details his 2016 travel adventures, won a silver medal in the Nautilus Book Awards for memoir, and it also won a silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards for regional nonfiction. In 2018, Leff received the lifetime honor of appointment as the New England Beat Poet Laureate by the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. The following year Leff was appointed poet laureate of Canton, Connecticut. Lastly, Leff has presented poetry at various writing seminars such as the acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in Farmington, CT, the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT, and numerous other acclaimed locations.

Today, Leff elects to work from his home office located in the middle of the old mill village of Collinsville, Connecticut. He spends his free time enjoying countless outdoor activities such as working in his flower garden, tending to his chickens, and fishing, hiking, and canoeing. For about fifteen years Leff made maple syrup and was a member of the Connecticut Maple Syrup Producers Association. Leff is married to Mary C. Fletcher who is a fine art painter as well as a library creativity specialist. The pair have three children, two daughters and one son, which are a consistent reminder for Leff that there is always more for him to learn.

Scope of collection

Chronicling almost four decades of work and creative output dedicated to the environment, nature, and communities of New England and beyond, the David K. Leff Papers contain a nearly comprehensive collection of the published writings of the author, essayist, and poet, along with unpublished material, correspondence, notes, newsclippings, journals, reviews, and photographs. As a writer, photographer, and activist, Leff focuses on applying his extraordinary curiosity and sense of awareness to activate local, common, and natural spaces into deeper places of authenticity, connection, and community. These frameworks of exploration, even at home, and careful sight, no matter the local, are found in his work whether applied to small Connecticut towns, environmental conservation, historic preservation, outdoor adventuring, or sustainable artisanship. The collection is organized into two alphabetically arranged series. The first documents Leff's professional and personal writings, speeches, and readings, including published and unpublished material, as well as preparatory notes, interviews, and photographs. The second series documents Leff's personal and professional life, including records of his family and personal travel, his volunteer work as a firefighter and in Connecticut towns, and his various jobs including maple syrup maker, lawyer, and at the Department of Environmental Protection.

The bulk of the collection documents Leff's published works, including numerous essays and fiction pieces in small journals, commercial publications, and newspapers; drafts, notecards, photographs, and reviews for his many books and poetry collections; and articles from his website. Unpublished works include several book length manuscripts, correspondence, over thirty years of journals, school papers, short stories, and speeches, as well as notes, promotional material, and correspondence concerning Leff's speaking engagements and poetry readings. Leff's process and research are particularly well captured in the notecards and photographs assembled for many of his books, which also include over 400 pages of interviews with sugarmakers for Leff's book on maple sugaring.

Personal correspondence, clippings, awards, and various administrative records document other aspects of Leff's personal and professional life, beyond and beside his writing. His work as an agricultural and environmental policy adviser to the Connecticut legislature and as deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection is documented alongside his dedicated volunteer service as a firefighter, town historian, town moderator, and historic and environmental preservationist. The collection also includes several thousand photographs (mostly digital) taken by Leff, documenting his travels and life, and often used to illustrate his publications and lectures.

Series descriptions

ca.1970-2018 (bulk1990-2018)
8 boxes (7 linear feet)

This series covers Leff's writing, both published and unpublished, and his life as a working author and poet, including awards won and public appearances, lectures, and readings. It is primarily composed of Leff's articles and essays for various news and leisure publications, along with material from his published books and poetry collections. Unpublished material includes manuscript drafts, notes and photographs accompanying his books, school papers, short stories, journal and website entries, and notes for speaking engagements.

1955-2018 (bulk1980-2018)
1 box (1 linear feet)

This series documents Leff's personal and professional life as a dedicated outdoor adventurer, volunteer firefighter, community servant and advocate, professional lawyer and environmental policy adviser, and student of nature and history. It is primarily composed of correspondence, clippings, awards, administrative records, and several thousand photographs.

Inventory

Series 1. Writings
ca.1970-2018 (bulk1990-2018)
8 boxes (7 linear feet)
Awards
1990-2018
Box 1: 1a
Articles


Appalachia
1994
Box 1: 1
Appalachia
1996, 1997
Box 1: 1b
Appalachia
2002, 2007
Box 1: 1c
Appalachia
2013, 2016
Box 1: 2
Appalachia
2017
Box 1: 3-3b
Appalachia - Photographs
2002
Box 1: 3c
Book reviews
2009-2012
Box 1: 4
Canoe & Kayak
1996
Box 1: 4b
Canton
2016
Box 1: 5
Canton & Collinsville
2015 Oct
Box 1: 6-9
Canton Compass
2015-2016
Box 1: 10
Canton Compass
2017
Box 1: 11
Canton Compass
2018
Box 1: 12
Canton Today Magazine
2018
Box 1: 13
Canton News
1992 Oct
Box 1: 14
The Canton Voice
1994-1995
Box 1: 15
The Canton Voice
1995 Jan-Mar
Box 1: 16
The Canton Voice
1995 Mar-May
Box 1: 17
The Canton Voice
1995 May-Jun
Box 1: 18
The Canton Voice
1995 Jul-Aug
Box 1: 19
"Celebrating the Life, Works, and Legacy of Henry David Thoreau"
2017
Box 1: 20
Connecticut Coastal
2014-2015
Box 1: 21
Connecticut Environmental Programs
1986
Box 1: 22
Connecticut Explored
2013
Box 1: 23
The Connecticut Landscape Architect
2000-2005
Box 1: 24
Connecticut Magazine
2002
Box 1: 25
Connecticut Magazine
2017
Box 1: 26
Connecticut Preservation News
2015
Box 1: 27
Connecticut Woodlands
1998-2015
Box 1: 28
Connecticut Woodlands
2011-2016
Box 1: 29
Connecticut Woodlands
2017
Box 1: 30
Connecticut Woodlands
2017-2018
Box 1: 31
CT News
2017
Box 1: 31b
The Glastonbury Citizen
2017 Apr
Box 1: 32
The Hartford Courant
1995-1996
Box 1: 33
The Hartford Courant
1996-2009
Box 1: 34
The Hartford Courant
2015-2016
Box 1: 35
The Hartford Courant
2017 Apr
Box 1: 36
Hartford Magazine
2014
Box 1: 37
Hartford Magazine
2016
Box 1: 38
Hawk & Handsaw Journal
2009
Box 1: 39
Homebound Publications
2018
Box 1: 40
Homebound Publications
2017
Box 1: 41
The Hour
2017 Mar
Box 1: 42
The Litchfield County Times
2004-2009
Box 1: 43
Maple Syrup Digest
2016
Box 1: 44
Naugatuck River Review
2017
Box 1: 45
"New England Trail Haibun"
ca.2018
Box 1: 46
Newspapers
1977-2006
Box 1: 47
Newspapers
ca.2000-2017
Box 1: 48
Newspapers
2006 Feb-Oct
Box 1: 49
Newspapers
ca.2007
Box 1: 50
Newspapers
2007-2008
Box 1: 51
Newspapers
2008 May-Aug
Box 1: 52
Newspapers
2008-2009
Box 1: 53
Newspapers
2009-2013
Box 1: 54
Newspapers
2013-2015
Box 1: 55
Newspapers
2016-2017
Box 1: 56
Newspapers
ca.2005
Box 1: 57-59
Northwoods Journal
1995
Box 1: 60
Pathways Across America
2016
Box 1: 61
Poets & Writers
2012
Box 1: 62
Preservation
2004
Box 1: 63
Sanctuary Newsletter
2008
Box 1: 64
Seasons of the Farmington Valley
2010-2012
Box 1: 65
Travel
2018
Box 1: 66
The Valley Press
2008-2009
Box 1: 67
Vermont history
2016
Box 1: 68
Unpublished articles
ca.1980
Box 1: 69
The Wayfarer
2014-2015
Box 1: 70
The Wayfarer
2015-2016
Box 1: 71
The Wayfarer
2016
Box 1: 72
The Wayfarer
2017
Box 2: 1-2
The Wayfarer
2018
Box 2: 3
"What You Get is What You See: Landscape and the Special Theory of Relativity"
ca.2000
Box 2: 4
Wilderness Voices of the Sacred Landscape
2016
Box 2: 5
Yankee Magazine
2005
Box 2: 6
Books


Also see the list of separated books written by Leff

The Breach - unpublished manuscript
2016
Box 2: 7-8
The Breach - submission
2016
Box 2: 9
Canoeing Maine's Legendary Allagash
2016, 2018
Box 2: 10
Canoeing Maine's Legendary Allagash - notecards
ca.2015
Box 8
Contracts
2016-2017
Box 2: 11
Deep Travel - notecards
ca.2008
Box 6-7
Deep Travel - newspapers
ca.2009
Box 2: 12
Deep Travel - photographs
ca.2008-2009
Box 2: 13-14
Deep Travel - reviews
2009-2010
Box 2: 15
Depth of Field - review
2010
Box 2: 16
Finding the Last Hungry Heart - essays, part I, II, III
ca.1990
Box 2: 17
Finding the Last Hungry Heart - reviews
2012, 2015
Box 2: 18
Half a Million Footsteps - manuscript
ca.2017
Box 2: 19-20
Hidden in Plain Sight - notecards
2013-2015
Box 2: 21
Hidden in Plain Sight - photographs
2009-2016
digital storage
Hidden in Plain Sight - photographs of ghost towns
2007 Apr
Box 2: 22
Hidden in Plain Sight - reviews
2012, 2015
Box 2: 23
Hungry Heart - notecards
ca.1987
Box 8

Would later be published as Finding the Last Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart - notes
ca.1987
Box 2: 24
Hungry Heart - unpublished manuscript
ca.1989
Box 2: 25-30
Irresistible Voices - manuscript
2016
Box 2: 31-32
Irresistible Voices - submission
2016-2017
Box 2: 33
The Last Undiscovered Place - description, reviews
ca.2002-2005
Box 2: 34
The Last Undiscovered Place - notecards
ca.2003
Box 9
The Last Undiscovered Place - photo negatives
ca.2004
Box 2: 35
Maple Sugaring - interviews
2008
Box 2: 36
Maple Sugaring - interviews
2009
Box 2: 37
Maple Sugaring - interviews
2010
Box 2: 38-39
Maple Sugaring - interviews
2011
Box 2: 40-41
Maple Sugaring - interviews
2013-2014
Box 2: 42
Maple Sugaring - photographs
ca.2010
Box 2: 43
Maple Sugaring - reviews
2016
Box 2: 44
The Price of Water - reviews
2009
Box 2: 45
Tinker's Damn - reviews
2013
Box 2: 46
Connecticut's Environment: A Legislator's Companion
1992
Box 2: 47
Correspondence
1989-2004
Box 2: 48
Correspondence
2005-2008
Box 2: 49
Correspondence
2009
Box 2: 50
Correspondence
2010-2011
Box 2: 51
Correspondence
2012
Box 2: 52
Correspondence
2013-2014
Box 2: 53
Correspondence
2015
Box 2: 54
Correspondence
2016
Box 2: 55
Correspondence
2017 Jan-Aug
Box 2: 56
Correspondence
2017 Sept-Dec
Box 2: 57
Correspondence
2018 Jan-Jul
Box 2: 58
Correspondence
2018 Aug-Oct
Box 2: 59
Idle Thoughts - journal/blog
undated
Box 2: 60
Idle Thoughts - journal/blog
2010
Box 2: 61
Idle Thoughts - journal/blog
2011
Box 2: 62
Idle Thoughts - journal/blog
2012
Box 2: 63
Idle Thoughts - journal/blog
2013
Box 2: 64
Idle Thoughts - journal/blog
2014
Box 2: 65
Idle Thoughts - journal/blog
2015
Box 2: 66
Idle Thoughts - journal/blog
2016
Box 2: 67
Idle Thoughts - journal/blog
2017
Box 3: 1
Idle Thoughts - journal/blog
2018
Box 3: 2
Journal
1975
Box 3: 3
Journal I
1978-1983
Box 3: 4-7
Journal II
1983-1986
Box 3: 8-11
Journal III
1986-1988
Box 3: 12-15
Journal IV
1988-1989
Box 3: 16-19
Journal V
1989-1992
Box 3: 20-23
Journal
1990-1991
Box 3: 24
Journal VI
1992-1993
Box 3: 25-27
Journal VII
1993-1994
Box 3: 28-30
Journal VIII
1994-1996
Box 3: 31-34
Journal IX
1997
Box 3: 35-36
Journal X
1997-1998
Box 3: 37-38
Journal XI
1999-2001
Box 4: 1-3
Journal I
2001
Box 4: 4
Journal II
2001-2002
Box 4: 5
Journal III
2002-2003
Box 4: 6
Journal IV
2003-2008
Box 4: 7
Journal, Crown and Hammer Sugar House
1990-2006
Box 4: 8
Letter to the Editor
ca.2008
Box 4: 9
Notebooks
ca.1990-1999
Box 4: 10-14
Poems
ca.1973
Box 4: 15
Poems
ca.2000-2017
Box 4: 16-17
Poems - White Memorial Conservation Center newsletter
2018
Box 4: 18
Poems - Word Art
2009, 2013
Box 4: 19
Poet in Residence - New England Trail
2016-2017
Box 4: 20
Poetry readings - notecards
2010-2013
Box 4: 21
Poetry readings - notecards
2014-2018
Box 4: 22
Pushcart Prize
2014, 2016
Box 4: 23
Research clippings, notes
ca.1996-2009
Box 4: 24
School Papers


"A Cold Hard Look at Ice Cases"
1977 Aug
Box 4: 25
"The Circle of Emerson's Thought"
1974 Dec
Box 4: 26
"The Gentleman the Beast: Eighteenth Century Honor Upended"
ca.1970
Box 4: 27
Miscellaneous
1973 Oct
Box 4: 28
Short Stories


"At Sea"
ca.2012
Box 4: 29
"Pride of the Yankee"
ca.2012
Box 4: 30
"Sifting Through the Trash"
1987
Box 4: 31
"The Shabbes Ghost"
ca.1997
Box 4: 32
"Thanksgiving Without Turkey"
ca.1994
Box 4: 33
"Waiting"
ca.2005
Box 4: 34
Speaking Engagements


Conferences, classes, workshops
1998, 2005-2018
Box 4: 35
Emails
2008-2011
Box 4: 36
Keefe-Bruyette Symposium - evaluations
2011-2016
Box 4: 37
Keefe-Bruyette Symposium - evaluations
2017-2018
Box 4: 38
Keefe-Bruyette Symposium - programs
2010-2017
Box 4: 39
Lectures, talks, signings
ca.2014-2016
Box 4: 40
Lectures, talks, signings
ca.2017-2018
Box 4: 41
Poetry readings
ca.2009-2014
Box 4: 42
Poetry readings
ca.2015-2018
Box 4: 43
Schedules
2016-2019
Box 4: 44
Website notices
2009-2014
Box 4: 45
Website notices
2015
Box 4: 46
Website notices
2016
Box 4: 47
Website notices
2017
Box 4: 48
Website notices
2018
Box 4: 49
Speeches - Cousin Bernice
ca.1997
Box 4: 50
Speeches - Leff, Israel Martin
ca.1997
Box 4: 51
Speeches
1997-1998
Box 4: 52
Speeches
1999
Box 4: 53
Speeches
2000
Box 4: 54
Speeches
ca.2001
Box 4: 55
Speeches
2002
Box 4: 56
Speeches
2003
Box 4: 57
Speeches
2004-2005
Box 4: 58
Speeches
ca.2004-2009
Box 4: 59
Speeches
2006-2010
Box 4: 60
Speeches
2011-2014
Box 4: 61
Speeches
2015-2016
Box 4: 62
Speeches
2017-2018
Box 4: 63
Series 2. Personal, Professional
1955-2018 (bulk1980-2018)
1 box (1 linear feet)
4000-Footer Club of the White Mountains
ca.1982
Box 4: 64
Awards
ca.1996-2018
Box 5: 1
Awards - Olmsted Award
2006
Box 5: 2
Business card
ca.1977
Box 5: 3
Canoe transport receipts
1988
Box 5: 4
Canton Town Historian
ca.2014-2016
Box 5: 5
Canton Historical Museum
2012, 2015
Box 5: 6
Canton Town Moderator
2016
Box 5: 7
Canton Veterans Plaque
2016
Box 5: 8
Clippings
1998-2018
Box 5: 9
Collinsville Historic District Commission
2006-2018
Box 5: 10
Connecticut Historical Society
ca.2015
Box 5: 11
Correspondence
1975-1992
Box 5: 12
Correspondence
1993-2004
Box 5: 13
Correspondence
2005-2007
Box 5: 14
Correspondence
2008-2014
Box 5: 15
Correspondence
2015-2016
Box 5: 16
Correspondence
2017
Box 5: 17
Correspondence
2018
Box 5: 18
Correspondence, Eric Lehman
2016-2018
Box 5: 19
Correspondence, Xeroxed
ca.1982-2002
Box 5: 20
Department of Environmental Projection - clippings, identification card
1996-2006
Box 5: 21
"Exploring America" Film Materials
2018 Sep
Box 5: 22
Family tree
undated
Box 5: 23
Firefighter - certificates
ca.1988-2005
Box 5: 24
Firefighter - materials
ca.2006-2015
Box 5: 25
Land conservation, state parks
ca.2004-2006
Box 5: 26
Lehman, Eric - "Three Views of David Leff"
2018
Box 5: 27
Maple syrup
ca.1990-1993
Box 5: 28
Office of Legislative Research
ca.1981-1993
Box 5: 29
Photographs


Celebration in the Orchard
ca.1998
Box 5: 30
Collins Co.
ca.2002-2008
Box 5: 31
Collinsville Rail Trail Dedication
ca.2002-2008
Box 5: 32
Connecticut - Rhode Island boundary markers
2007 Jul
Box 5: 33
Firefighter
ca.1990-2005
Box 5: 34
Helping Wild Animals
ca.1997-2003
Box 5: 35
Johnson, Nancy - Congresswoman
1998
Box 5: 36
Labrador, Canada
ca.1990
Box 5: 37-38
Maine - Old Speck Mountain
1981 Nov
Box 5: 39
Massachusetts - Lowell
2006 Jun
digital storage
Miscellaneous
ca.1980
Box 5: 40
Miscellaneous
ca.1990-2010
Box 5: 41
Miscellaneous
ca.2001
Box 5: 42
Miscellaneous
ca.2013-2016
digital storage
Miscellaneous - work
ca.1990-1999
Box 5: 43
Park River slides
1996 Aug
Box 5: 44
"Picture Project"
ca.2008-2013
digital storage
Salisbury, Connecticut
2006 Oct
Box 5: 45
Website
ca.2006-2016
digital storage
White Mountains
ca.2006
Box 5: 46
WRW
1990 Oct
Box 5: 47
Questionnaires
2004-2016
Box 5: 48
Recommendations - RESTRICTED
1975-2004
Box 5: 54
Research clippings
ca.1999-2013
Box 5: 49
Resume
ca.2013
Box 5: 50
Testimony
2018
Box 5: 51
Transcripts
1955, 1975
Box 5: 52
Wolberg, Pauline
ca.1989, 1992
Box 5: 53

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Acquired from David K. Leff, April 2016.

Separated Material

Books that came with the David K. Leff Papers were removed from the collection and will be cataloged separately. These books include those written by Leff:

  • The Last Undiscovered Place (2004)
  • The Price of Water (2008)
  • Deep Travel: In Thoreau's Wake on the Concord and Merrimack (2009)
  • Depth of Field (2010)
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: A Deep Traveler Explores Connecticut (2012)
  • Tinker's Damn (2013)
  • Finding the Last Hungry Heart (2014)
  • Maple Sugaring: Keeping it Real in New England (2015)
  • Canoeing Maine's Legenday Allagash: Thorau, Romance, and Survial of the Wild (2016)
  • Terranexus: Connection and Meaning in Ordinary Places (2018)

Additional books include poetry and short stories by Leff:

  • Reader's Break: A Literary Anthology of Short Stories and Poetry (1996), Vol. III
  • Long River Run 2012 (2012), C. Beck, Ed.
  • Confluencia in the Valley: The First Five Years of Converging with Words (2013), M. Medrano & J. Lantigua-Williams, Eds.
  • BEAT-itude: National Beat Poetry Festival 10 Year Anthology (2018), J. P. Wagner, Ed.
  • Unlocking the Word: An Anthology of Found Poetry (2018), J. Zdanys, Ed.

Processing Information

Processed by Giselle Lemus Tejeda, 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: David K. Leff Papers (MS 907). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Canoeing--Connecticut
  • Collinsville (Conn.)
  • Concord River (Mass.)
  • Connecticut. Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Leff, David, K.
  • Maple sugar industry--Connecticut
  • Merrimack River Valley (N.H. and Mass.)
  • Merritt Parkway (Conn.)
  • Newspaper columnists--Connecticut
  • Poets--Connecticut
  • Travel--Connecticut

Contributors

  • Leff, David, K. [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Articles
  • Books
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Photographs
  • Poems

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