Be sure to join Helicon West on Monday, September 26th at 7pm at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art in Logan to hear a special reading from former Utah Poet Laureate David Lee! This event is made possible in conjunction with the Ken Brewer Festival of Writing and the USU English Department.
David Lee was Utah’s first poet laureate; in 2001 he was a finalist for United States Poet Laureate. He is the author of two dozen volumes of poetry, including The Porcine Canticles, A Legacy of Shadows, So Quietly the Earth, Last Call, and Mine Tailings. A former seminary student, semi-pro baseball player, and hog farmer, he holds a PhD with a concentration in John Milton. For over three decades he taught at Southern Utah University, where he received every teaching award given by the university, including being named Professor of the Year on three occasions. His awards include multiple fellowships from the National Endowments for the Art and Humanities, the Western States Book Award, the Mountain and Plains States Booksellers Award, the Critics’ Choice Award, the Utah Book Award, the Elkhorn Poetry Prize, the Evolutionary Poem of the Year award, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Retired, he is in intense training to achieve his goal of becoming a World Class Piddler.
Join the poet David Lee for a reading of his work accompanied by a jazz band. Open mic to follow. This event is free, uncensored, and open to all.