David Dodd Lee is the Series Editor for IU South Bend’s 42 Miles Poetry Prize, which awards $1000 and book publication to the best full-length poetry manuscript. The press has published books of poems so far by Christine Garren, Carrie Oeding, Erica Bernheim, and Bill Rasmovicz, with books of poems forthcoming from Allan Peterson and Betsy Andrews. Lee is the author of The Nervous Filaments (Four Way Books, 2010),as well as seven other books of poems–The Coldest Winter On Earth (Marick Press, 2012), Orphan, Indiana (Akron, 2010), Sky Booths in the Breath Somewhere, the Ashbery Erasure Poems (BlazeVox, 2010), Abrupt Rural (New Issues Press, 2004), Arrow Pointing North (Four Way Books, 2002), Wilderness (March Street Press, 2000), and Downsides of Fish Culture (New Issues, 1997). Lee is the editor of the SHADE anthologies, (versions 2004 & 2006), & poetry editor in the nineties at Third Coast & Passages North. In 2010 he edited and wrote a foreword for The Other Life, the Selected Poems of Herbert Scott (Carnegie Mellon, 2010). He has a new full length collection forthcoming in 2014, Animalities (Four Way Books, Fall, 2014).
His poems have appeared on Verse Daily, in The Nation, The Chattahoochee Review, Nerve, Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, Jacket, Verse, Diagram, Guernica, Conduit, Marlboro Review, Perihelion, POOL, Laurel Review, Prairie Schooner, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Barrow Street, Best of the Net 2006 (Sundress Publications), Caffeine Destiny, Massachusetts Review, Washington Square, Slope, Quarterly West, Many Mountains Moving, Natural Bridge, Field, Phoebe, Sycamore Review, Cutbank, etc. Fiction has appeared in Green Mountains Review, Crowd, Sou’wester, Controlled Burn, and West Branch.
Lee is an active contributing editor at The Laurel Review. He also the publisher of Half Moon Bay chapbooks, including titles by Hugh Seidman & Franz Wright.