As an artivist, Laila Tova has explored acting, singing/songwriting, ballet, and performance art, but her medium of choice is poetry. Her themes include abuse survival, mental illness, and post-feminist ideals.
In the last year, she has self-published a chapbook of poems entitled PARADIS, collaborated with poets Bradley Cale and D. M. Micklow, edited a poetry manuscript for J. D. Craft, received endorsement from Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, performed at the 1120 Creative House, and had her poetry displayed at the Tacoma Art Museum and Proctor Art Gallery.
She is a member of Tacoma/Olympia writer’s group Creative Colloquy and has had two works of poetry published on their website. Previously an English & Composition tutor, she now works as a freelance copy editor and has served as co-editor and contributor to ERIS magazine.
Tova also designs accessories made from recycled leather under the name Thorn + Glory, which has operated locally and online for the last two years.
Connect with her and her art at LAILATOVA.COM.