David Lee - Ephraim

David Lee

David Lee

Oct 12, 2017, 12:30 pm


David Lee

Book Title

Bluebonnets, Firewheels and Brown-eyed Susans, or, Poems New and Used from the Bandera Rag and Bone Shop



Central Region


Snow College
150 College Ave
Ephraim , UT 84627-1550
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Convocations at Snow College present Utah’s first Poet Laureate, David Lee. Lee is the author of a dozen collections, most recently Bluebonnets, Firewheels, and Brown-eyed Susans, or, Poems New and Used from the Bandera Rag and Bone Shop.

David Lee was named Utah’s first Poet Laureate in 1997, serving in this capacity until 2002 at which point he received a Commendation Award in the Utah House of Representatives. He has been honored with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities and has received both the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award in Poetry and the Western States Book Award in Poetry. In 1999, his collection News From Down to the Café was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, a testament to the wide national interest in his work. Dave has been chosen as one of Utah’s top twelve writers of all time by the Utah Endowment for the Humanities, and has been honored with the Utah Governor’s Award for lifetime achievement in the arts. In 2001, he was chosen as a finalist for United States Poet Laureate. Dave taught at Southern Utah University and is currently retired.

This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Snow College.