The Underside of Light

The Underside of Light

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Born in Abbotsford, B.C., to a Ukrainian/Canadian father and a Canadian/American mother, Wayne Lee was raised in Bellingham, Washington, where he earned his B.A. in English and M.A. in Theatre/Dance from Western Washington University. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, actor/dancer, teacher, journalist, public information officer, and owner of a tutoring company. Lee won the 2012 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize and the SICA Poems for Peace Prize, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and three Best of the Net awards.

His previous poetry collections include Doggerel & Caterwauls: Poems Inspired by Cats & Dogs (Red Mountain Press) and Twenty Poems from the Blue House (with Alice Lee, Whistle Lake Press). Lee lives with his wife, poet/painter Alice Lee, and their golden retriever Austin in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he works as an editor, educator and wedding officiant. They have three daughters (Mica, Annie, and Molly) and two granddaughters.

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Paperback: 90 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (October 11, 2013)