John B. Lee
In 2005 John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity. The same year he received the distinction of being named Honourary Life Member of The Canadian Poetry Association and The Ontario Poetry Society. In 2007 he was made a member of the Chancellor’s Circle of the President’s Club of McMaster University and named first recipient of the Souwesto Award for his contribution to literature in his home region of southwestern Ontario and he was named winner of the inaugural Black Moss Press Souwesto Award for his contribution to the ethos of writing in Southwestern Ontario.
In 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County (2011-14) and 2020 he was appointed the Poet Laureate of the CCLA Canada Cuba Literary Alliance. In 2015 Honourary Poet Laureate of Norfolk County for life and in 2017 he received a Canada 150 Medal from the Federal Government of Canada for “his outstanding contribution to literary development both at home and abroad.” A recipient of over eighty prestigious international awards for his writing he is winner of the $10,000 CBC Literary Award for Poetry, the only two time recipient of the People’s Poetry Award, and 2006 winner of the inaugural Souwesto Orison Writing Award (University of Windsor). In 2007 he was named winner of the Winston Collins Award for Best Canadian Poem, an award he won again in 2012. He has well-over seventy books published to date and is the editor of seven anthologies including two best-selling works: That Sign of Perfection: poems and stories on the game of hockey; and Smaller Than God: words of spiritual longing.
He co-edited a special issue of Windsor Review—Alice Munro: A Souwesto Celebration published in the fall of 2014. His work has appeared inter-nationally in over 500 publications, and has been translated into French, Spanish, Korean and Chinese. He has read his work in nations all over the world including South Africa, France, Korea, Cuba, Canada and the United States. He has received letters of praise from Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Australian Poet, Les Murray, and Senator Romeo Dallaire. Called “the greatest living poet in English,” by poet George Whipple, he lives in Port Dover, Ontario where he works as a full time author.
Books By John B. Lee
Beyond the Seventh Morning
A Collection of Poetry by members of the CCLA – Canada Cuba Literary Alliance.
Darling, may I touch your pinkletink
John B. Lee’s erotic writing in “Darling, may I touch your pinkletink” will leave you like Tantalus at the well, as with every page you turn you find yourself thirsting for more.
In the Muddy Shoes of Morning
This is the 56th book by John B. Lee – said by some to be “Canada’s Best Poet”. In the Muddy Shoes of Morning! is a wonderful book of poems
In This We Hear The Light
World-class poet, John B. Lee, published with world-class photographer, Richard M. Grove, to produce a world-class hard cover book of splendor called In This We Hear the Light.
Island on the Wind-Breathed Edge of the Sea
Island on the Wind Breathed Edge of the Sea, is a collection of poetry by, arguably, one of Canada’s finest living People’s Poets, John B. Lee.
These Are the Words
These Are the Words, is maybe ‘the’ best ever Canadian duo authored poetry books. Two esteemed poet laureate authors, George Elliott Clare and John B. Lee, bring you a world class book that Hidden Brook Press is proud to bring to readers.