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 Sidney Lanier Poetry Prize and other prizes, was selected as a Junior Fellow to work on the St. Mark's in-the-Bowery Poetry Project at The Library of Congress Rare Books Division, holds a JD, a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies, and received his MFA from Queens University. His poetry collection Gorilla was released in August 2022 by Main Street Rag Publishing Company.
Lee and his wife Gail, a potter, live in the Western North Carolina mountains where they practice hot yoga and feed the wild turkeys.