"I've spent the majority of my adult life thinking about how women are treated and represented here and throughout the world, and I believe it may be part of the reason I write poetry--this daily observance of interactions or portrayals that are accepted as normal but that I find highly disturbing."
"Katherine Leyton spent her nights this past summer arguing with the ghost of Al Purdy. “I’d talk to him about poems,” says the 31-year-old Toronto writer who was named the inaugural poet-in-residence at Purdy’s renovated A-Frame cottage in Eastern Ontario’s Prince Edward County."
"Sifting through the blog entries, the diversity of poets represented is immediately apparent, yet there is something even more striking: the diversity of the readers. Toronto is Canada’s — and perhaps the world’s — most multi-ethnic city, and Leyton captures this cultural diaspora brilliantly: Among her readers are Trinidad-Tobagans, Chinese, Greeks, South Africans, Italians and Crees. The variety of professions is also eye-opening — we see a priest, a cab driver, a bartender, a chef, a newscaster, a painter, a professor, a rapper and a Danforth gyro-maker, all reciting verse."