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. 

Audrey Hackett reads her poem, "The Story of Nothing."

David Lee Garrison reads Albino Carrillo's poem "Twilight in Hatch, New Mexico"

Lori Gravley reads Caitlin Doyle's poem, "The Doll Museum"

Julie Moore reads her poem, "Hunt"

Conrad Balliet reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Bracelets"

Aimee Noel reads her poem, "Night Sky."

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem "Disobedience"

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "Mae West"

David Lee Garrison reads his poem, “On a Line by Thomas Lynch”


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