David Lee Garrison

David Lee Garrison

David Lee Garrison teaches Spanish and Portuguese at Wright State University; he has also taught poetry writing workshops at Antioch University, the University of Dayton, and Sinclair Community College. His work—poetry, criticism, and translations—has appeared in journals such as Connecticut Review, Poem, The Literary Review, and The Nation, and in various anthologies. His chapbook Inside the Sound of Rain came out in 1997 and his translation of a book by Spanish poet Pedro Salinas, Certain Chance, was published in 2000 by Bucknell University Press. His co-edited anthology of work by various American poets titled O Taste and See: Food Poems, won the Anthology of the Year Award for 2004 from Pudding House Press. His most recent book is Sweeping the Cemetery (Browser Books). Two poems from that collection were featured on Garrison Keillor's radio program, The Writer's Almanac, and another one was choreographed and presented on stage by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. David lives in Dayton, Ohio, with his wife Suzanne Kelly-Garrison, who teaches law in the College of Business at Wright State University. Suzanne writes fiction and is seeking a publisher for her novel about growing up as an Irish Catholic in the Midwest, The Stolen Child. David is originally from Bremerton, Washington; Suzanne was born in Kansas City.

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O Taste and See: Food Poems Certain Chance: Poems Inside the Sound of Rain: Poems Sweeping the Cemetery