Video Gallery of Poets
in Southern California
Lee Herrick
Lee Herrick
Poetry.LA Interview Series
Poetry.LA studio
Santa Monica
Lee Herrick is California's 10th Poet Laureate and first Asian American to serve in the role. He has authored three collections: Scar and Flower (Word Poetry Books, 2018), finalist for the 2020 Northern California Book Award; Gardening Secrets of the Dead (2012); and This Many Miles from Desire (2007) both from WordTech editions. He is co-editor of The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit (Orison Books, 2020). His poems can be found at the Poetry Foundation and Academy of American Poets websites and in the anthologies The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed; Indivisible: Poems of Social Justice; HERE: Poems for the Planet; and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. He is on the advisory board of and Sixteen Rivers Press and co-founded LitHop in Fresno. Born in Daejeon, Korea, and adopted as an infant, he lives with his family in Fresno and served as the city's 2015-2017 poet laureate. He teaches at Fresno City College and in the low-residency MFA program of the University of Nevada.

Subscribe to us on YouTube
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Instagram
© 2007- 2024 Poetry.LA All Rights Reserved.