Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press, 1999
Farm life--United States--Poetry; Swine--Poetry;
A major retrospective of Utah's Poet Laureate, who was branded by a PBS-TV documentary as "The Pig Poet." Pigs, and the gentle-hearted redneck roustabout John, feature prominently in Lee's small-town universe, which is frequented by tragedy and near-tragedy, where transcendence most often arrives in the form of humor, whether ironic, self-deprecating, or ribald. Included are selections from Covenants, as well as the entirety of Driving and Drinking, The Porcine Legacy, The Porcine Canticles, Day's Work, and My Town.