John B Lee

_DSC0339In 2005, John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity and in 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County. A recipient of over sixty prestigious international awards for his writing, he is the winner of the $10,000 CBC Literary Award for Poetry and the only two-time recipient of the People’s Poetry Award. He has published over 50 books and is the editor of eleven anthologies. His work has appeared in over 500 publications and has been translated into four languages. He lives with his wife Cathy in Port Dover, Ontario where he works full-time as an author.

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The Widow’s Land

The Full Measure

Burning My Father

Doing It – How to Write the Perfect Poem

Dressed in Dead Uncles

Under the Weight of Heaven

An Unfinished War

You Can Always Eat The Dogs

Left Hand Horses


Tough Times: When the Money Doesn’t Love Us 

The Farm On The Hill He Calls Home

The  Place That We Keep After Leaving

The Half-way Tree

Smaller Than God: Words of Spiritual Longing

Henry’s Creature: Poems and Stories on the Automobile

Following the Plough (OUT OF PRINT)

Building Bicycles in the Dark (OUT OF PRINT) *You can order directly from John!

Don’t Be So Persnickety (OUT OF PRINT)

I Want to be the Poet of Your Kneecaps: Poems of Quirky Romance (OUT OF PRINT)

Totally Unused Heart (OUT OF PRINT)

Body Language: A Head-to-Toe Anthology (OUT OF PRINT)

Poems for the Pornographer’s Daughter (OUT OF PRINT)


John B Lee’s Author Website