David Dodd Lee - Bio
David Dodd Lee's latest book, Fidelity to Rapture (title is tentative), is forthcoming from Four Way Books. He has published three other full-length books and a chapbook. His last book, Abrupt Rural (New Issues), was published in 2004. He completed a book of Ashbery Erasure poems, Sky Booths in the Breath Somewhere, in 2007, as well as two other poetry collections, The Coldest Winter on Earth and Contract: Pleasure, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. Recent poems have appeared in Blackbird, Fields, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Jacket, Pool, Denver Quarterly, The Hat, Pleiades, Caffeine Destiny, Nerve, and Massachusett's Review. He is the editor of the annual poetry and fiction anthology, SHADE, published by Four Way Books. Lee is also the publisher of Half Moon Bay poetry chapbooks, which include titles by Franz Wright and Hugh Seidman. In the past he has served as poetry editor at Third Coast and Passages North. He has worked as a park ranger, a fisheries technician, and a journalist (film and art critic). He received the MFA degree in 1993, after taking a BFA in painting and Art History in the eighties. Short stories have been published in Sou’wester, Crowd, and in Green Mountains Review in early 2006, and Controlled Burn in 2007. Lee is currently guest editing poetry for the Spring 2009 issue of The Laurel Review. He teaches creative writing at Indiana University South Bend and works as a freelance poetry editor (specializing in manuscript arrangement and short fiction). He has a blog: http://seventeenfingeredpoetrybird.blogspot.com.