Synopses & Reviews
Winner, 1995 Western States Book Award. Peopled with some of the most authentically drawn characterizations of rural life since Mark Twain, Lee's is a small town universe--"an aural agrarian saga,"--is filled with hilarity, love, labor, tragicomedy, and compassionate wisdom.¶"It's a speech full of eloquence, pathos, and humor, full of music, full of good sense. I could read it all week."--Hayden Carruth
Lee's ear for colloquial speech, his attention to concrete detail, and his firsthand knowledge of rural farm life has informed his poetry, making him unique in his generation. Peopled with some of the most authentically drawn characterizations of agrarian life since Mark Twain, Lee's is a small-town universe filled with hilarity, love, labor, and tragicomedy, but above all else, with compassionate wisdom.
About the Author
David Lee, author of eight books of poetry, was Utah's first Poet Laureate. A former seminary candidate, semi-pro baseball player, and hog farmer, he has a Ph.D. with a concentration in Milton and is the recently retired head of the Languages and Literature department at Southern Utah University.