Leonard de Montbrun has been active on the poetry scene in Chicago since the late 80's. He read for many years at Weeds, as well as Estelle's, the Pontiac Cafe, the Gallery Cabaret and many other venues. He served as host at the Hungry Brain's weekly and later semiweekly poetry events, with a featured poet and an open mic from 1997 April to 2001 June. He was also host and co-host at Robey's at 1944 W Division in the late 90's. Some of his poems have been published. He teaches English as a Second Language for Wright College.