Lee Sharkey

Lee Sharkey Lee Sharkey is the author most recently of A Darker Sweeter String (Off the Grid Press), which Coldfront Magazine called “one of the best books of 2008,” recognizing it for the year’s best cover design as well. Maine’s Poet Laureate Betsy Sholl says of the book, “If our dreams could edit the news (and sometimes our nightmares) these poems are how they’d wake us up to the urgency of our times.” Lee lives in rural Maine, teaches a writing workshop for adults with mental illness, and stands in a weekly peace vigil with Women in Black. She is the co-editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal.