David Lee's Poetry

Listen to his poems

A long time ago, Anne and David arrived early to be first in line for a reading by Ellen Gilcrest at Bumbershoot, Seattle's annual September arts festival. Shortly after they settled into their seats, a tallish comfortable-looking man in a corduroy jacket took the stage. Apparently, Ms. Gilcrest had a warm-up act--David Lee. He cracked open a slim volume entitled Porcine Canticles and in an unassuming, entertaining manner, began to read to us about pigs.

We caught him a little while later at a reading outside of Port Townsend, and we brought our tape recorder. Thanks to David Lee and Copper Canyon Press, we are able to present some of our favorites for your listening and reading pleasure.

David Lee is Utah's first (and current) poet laureate. A former seminary candidate, semi-pro baseball player, and hog farmer, he is the head of the Languages and Literature department at Southern Utah University.

His poetry is available from:

Copper Canyon Press
P.O. Box 271
Port Townsend, WA 98368

614 Twelfth Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102 USA
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