Lee Stockdale attended Antioch College and the University of Washington, then enlisted for three years in the Army to gain the discipline to become a writer. Three years turned into thirty, during which he served in Berlin, Stuttgart, Fort Benning, Kabul, The Pentagon, and other exciting locales.
Lee has won the United Kingdom National Poetry Prize, the Sidney Lanier Poetry Prize, and other prizes, was selected to work on the St. Mark's in-the-Bowery Poetry Project at The Library of Congress Rare Books Division, holds a JD from Case Western Reserve, a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies, and his MFA from Queens University. His debut collection, Gorilla, was published in 2022.
Lee and his wife Gail, a potter, live in the Western North Carolina mountains where they practice hot yoga and feed the wild turkeys.