Leona is a cross-disciplinary practitioner whose approach to writing centres on Word/Sound as event/performance. Language is a major, but never the only, component of text as Word merges into Sound into Noise into Space - WordsSoundsSpaces. Working across media using spatiality, audio and field recordings as well as text she actively seeks to highlight physicality, location and context, considering them as central in the inter-relationships between writer/word/world.
She is influenced by ideas from theatre, performance, music and spoken word, as well as literature, philosophy and art. Her commitment to the inclusivity of the arts, and her rigorously researched practice, mean she continually seeks to question definitions, highlighting and crossing unnoticed boundaries laid down through repetition and assumption.
Leona's work has been financially supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales and Wales Arts International.