Next Letter in the Mail: Lee Herrick


We’re getting ready to send our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Lee Herrick! Lee writes to us about his love of lists, and he includes a photocopy of two bar napkins on which he and his wife wrote a list of one-hundred band names they’d call a band if they ever started one.

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Lee Herrick is author of two books, Gardening Secrets of the Dead and This Many Miles from Desire, and the forthcoming Scar and Flower (Word Poetry, 2019). His poems appear widely in literary magazines, textbooks, and anthologies, including Columbia Poetry ReviewThe Normal SchoolVisions Across the Americas, and Indivisible: Poems of Social Justice, among others. He is a Fresno Poet Laureate Emeritus and serves on the Advisory Board of The Adoption Museum Project. Born in Daejeon, Korea and adopted at ten months old, he lives in Fresno, California and teaches at Fresno City College and the MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College.


Photograph of Lee Herrick © Mike Keo.