David Dodd Lee is the author of eight full-length books of poems and a chapbook, including Downsides of Fish Culture (New Issues Press, 1997), Arrow Pointing North (Four Way Books, 2002), and The Nervous Filaments (Four Way Books, 2010). His newest book, Animalities, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in October, 2014. He has published poems in many literary journals including The Nation, Field, Denver Quarterly, CutBank, Gulf Coast, Green Mountains Review, Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Pleiades, Chattahoochee Review, Diagram, Sycamore Review, Willow Springs, Quarterly West, Prairie Schooner, and American Literary Review. Also a fiction writer, his stories have appeared in Sou’wester, Green Mountains Review, West Branch, and other literary magazines.
Lee is the editor of SHADE, an annual anthology published by Four Way Books, and the former poetry editor of Passages North and Third Coast. In addition he has guest edited recent editions of The Laurel Review (where he is an active contributing editor) and Passages North. He is also the editor of The Other Life, The Selected Poems of Herbert Scott, (Carnegie Mellon, 2010). Together with Donna Munro, he was editor of Half Moon Bay poetry chapbooks, which published titles by Franz Wright and Hugh Seidman, among others. Lee earned his undergraduate degree in Painting and Art History in 1986 and the MFA degree in Creative Writing in 1993, both from Western Michigan University. He is also a painter and collage artist. He is currently a professor of Creative Writing at Indiana University at South Bend and lives on the banks of the St. Joseph River in Northern Indiana.