David Lee is a performer, pig farmer and Utah’s first Poet
Laureate. Dave has published a dozen books of poetry, most recently “News from Down to the
Café,” and received National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for
the Humanities fellowships. He was named Utah’s first Poet Laureate in 1997, and
received a lifetime achievement award from the state. He was chairman of the Department of Language and Literature at Southern Utah University.
Dave's poems range from hilarious narratives to profound examinations of our relationship with the natural world. His presentation skills are so polished and unique that no poet who has ever heard him read will follow Dave in a recital.
David's newest book of poetic Earth meditations on Utah's scenic wonders, Stone Wind Water, was published in the spring of 2010.