Wayne Lee (wayneleepoet.com) has worked as a fruit picker, lawn mower, paperboy, bagboy, busboy, lotboy, appliance delivery-man, commercial fisherman, waterless cookware salesman, drill press operator, actor, dancer, musician, anodizing technician, waiter (at the Space Needle), ad agency account executive, carpet cleaner, journalist, seafood marketing consultant (in Indonesia), public information officer, teacher, tutor, learning specialist, freelance writer/editor and wedding officiant. Lee has won the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, the SICA Poems for Peace Prize and the Santa Fe Reporter War and Peace Poetry Contest, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and three Best of the Net awards. His previous poetry collections include Twenty Poems from the Blue House (with Alice Lee, Whistle Lake Press), Doggerel & Caterwauls: Poems Inspired by Cats & Dogs (Red Mountain Press) and The Underside of Light (Aldrich Press), which was a finalist for the 2014 New Mexico/Arizona Book Award in Poetry. He is currently completing a memoir, Man in the Moonies: My Three Years in the Unification Church.
Lee currently lives with his wife, poet/painter Alice Lee, in Oregon, where he works as an editor, educator and wedding officiant. Between them, they have three daughters (Mica, Annie and Molly), two granddaughters (Luisa and Emma) and a golden retriever (Austin). Life is good.
Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (July 4, 2015)