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. 

Mary Jo White reads her poem "The Deer"

Stella Ling reads her poem "C Minor"

Steve Broidy reads his poem "Cursive Repurposed"

Conrad Balliet reads Mary Jo White's poem "How To Write a Poem"

Aimee Noel reads Paula Lambert's poem "The Chicken, The Egg"

Audrey Hackett reads her poems "Catalpas" and "Poet of Quiet"

Cathy Essinger reads her poem "Congratulations on Your Promotion"

David Lee Garrison reads his poem "Meatballs"

Myrna Stone reads her poem "From the Kitchen"

Lori Gravley reads Julie Moore's poem "The First Time I Saw a Shooting Star"