A Green Rose Book
“With seductive intensity, David Dodd Lee’s poems lead us through the goldenrod to the glade, to those sacred places of anonymity where we find our greatest affirmations of faith. Abrupt Rural is an eloquent collection whose words are shaped from silence, like first prayers we learn to trust.”
“David Dodd Lee’s Abrupt Rural is as exquisite as it is excruciating, though in a matter-of-fact, even understated way; it surprised me with its afterburn, and left me disoriented and oddly happy.”
David Dodd Lee
David Dodd Lee’s recent poems have appeared in Blackbird,Hayden’s Ferry Review, Pool,Denver Quarterly, Slope,
Pleiades, Laurel Review, 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 andPassages North. He has worked as a park ranger, a fisheries technician, and a journalist. He received the MFA degree in 1993, after taking a BFA in painting and Art History in the eighties. He teaches creative writing at Indiana University South Bend.