David Lee Garrison

Producer, Conrad's Corner

David Lee Garrison taught Spanish and Portuguese and chaired Wright State University’s Department of Modern Languages, retiring in 2009.  His work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies, and two poems from his book Sweeping the Cemetery were read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac.  The title poem from his Playing Bach in the DC Metro was featured by Poet Laureate Ted Kooser on his website American Life in Poetry and read on the BBC in London.  David won the Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Prize in 2009 and was named Ohio Poet of the Year in 2014.  His most recent book is Carpeing the Diem: Poems about High School from Dos Madres Press.  He has been reading poems on Conrad’s Corner for about twenty years, and with Lori Gravely became co-producer of the program last year.  David lives in Oakwood, Ohio, with his wife, Suzanne Kelly-Garrison, a novelist, poet, and professor of law at Wright State. 

David Lee Garrison reads his poem, "By the Light"

Julie Moore reads her poem "The First Time I Saw a Shooting Star"

Mary Jo White reads her poem "How to Pray"

Stella Ling reads her poem "Walt Whitman's I Dormenti in Italian"

Julie Moore reads Lianne Spidel's poem "Unsung"

Conrad Balliet reads David Petreman's poem "God Bless America"

Kathy Austin reads her poem "Watching 'I Love Lucy'"

David Lee Garrison reads Jeff Gundy's poem "Plain Advice"

David Lee Garrison reads Gary Pacernick's poem "The Sea"

Debbie Walker reads her poem "Let Autumn Come"