CARPEING THE DIEM Book Launch and signing with David Lee Garrison

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Who can forget the intensity of high school, both the awkwardness and the feeling that you were on the cusp of really living? Local Poet David Lee Garrison has captured that feeling along with the nostalgia of looking back in his new poetry collection, Carpeing the Diem: Poems about High School. Join him for a reading and book sale/signing.


The poetry of David Lee Garrison, a retired Wright State professor, has appeared nationwide 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 Ted Kooser on his website American Life in Poetry and read on the BBC radio program, “Words and Music.”  He won the Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Prize in 2009 and was named Ohio Poet of the Year in 2014.  David lives in Oakwood a few blocks away from Wright Library with his wife, Suzanne Kelly-Garrison, a novelist, poet, and professor of law at Wright State University