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. 

Kathy Austin reads her poem “Sea Ranch”

Audrey Hackett reads her poem “Driving in Search of…”  

Elizabeth Cantonwine Schmidt reads her poem "Wind Stories"

Jane Kretschmann reas her poem, “This Sort of Onslaught” 

David Garrison reads Gwen Owen's poem “Object Permanence” 

Gary Pacernick reads his poem “Jahrzeit” 

Mary Jo White reads her poem, “After Reading the Obituaries on Your Birthday”

David Lee Garrison reads Anne Randolph's poem “Any Common Loss” 

Myrna Stone reads her poem “From the Kitchen” 

Steve Broidy reads David Petreman's poem “Butterflies”