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David Dodd Lee

Stahlecker Selections

Four Way
2014 • 68 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-48-2

Animalities reaches into the past, breathes in the present, and extends to the future in a lyric exploration of life

Reading Animalities is like inhaling and exhaling innumerable versions of life—and like life, these poems embrace “carnage and joy”: “the sun on the horizon bleeding…/ where the loons swim in it by moonlight still laughing.” The curious juxtaposition of the familiar with the surreal—“the flaming peonies,” “black lemons floating on white water.”—contemplates the question, “Why is there something instead of nothing?”


“Highly dynamic, irreverent, subversive, and driven by a kinetic music that often breaks into riot…”–Nick Sturm, The Laurel Review

“Obsessively, elegantly, poignantly, David Dodd Lee immerses himself in the mysterious intercourse of self and place.”—Franz Wright

DAVID DODD LEE is the author of eight previous books of poems and the editor of two poetry / fiction anthologies. He teaches at Indiana University South Bend, where he is Assistant Professor of English and lives in Osceola, Indiana.

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