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 won the 2013 Sidney Lanier Poetry Prize for his poem "The Barn," was selected as a Junior Fellow to work on the St. Mark's in-the-Bowery Poetry Project audio recordings at The Library of Congress Rare Books Division, and in 2017 received his MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University. His debut poetry collection, "Gorilla," is forthcoming from Main Street Rag Publishing Company in the fall of 2022.

Lee and his wife Gail, a potter, live in the Western North Carolina mountains where they enjoy practicing hot yoga and feeding the wild turkeys.