Lee Herrick is the author of two books, Gardening Secrets of the Dead and This Many Miles from Desire. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, including The Bloomsbury Review, ZYZZYVA, Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California’s Great Central Valley (2nd edition), One for the Money: The Sentence as Poetic Form, and Indivisible: Poems of Social Justice, among others. Poet Brian Turner writes that Herrick’s poetry is “Whitman revised ... with a voice that is politically engaged and rooted in compassion. Gardening Secrets of the Dead is a wise, gorgeous book.”
Born in Daejeon, South Korea and adopted at ten months old, Herrick lives in Fresno, California and teaches at Fresno City College and in the low-residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College. In 2015 he was named poet laureate of Fresno.