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Books

  • Poems Only A Dog Could Love, (poetry) Applegarth Follies, London, Ontario, 1976
  • Love Among the Tombstones, (poetry) Dogwood Press, Simcoe, Ontario, 1980
  • Fossils of the Twentieth Century, (poetry) Vesta Publications, Cornwall, Ontario, 1983
  • Small Worlds, (poetry) Vesta Publications, Cornwall, Ontario, 1986
  • Hired Hands, (poetry and prose) Brick Books, 1986
  • Rediscovered Sheep, (poetry) Brick Books, 1987
  • The Bad Philosophy of Good Cows, (poetry) Black Moss Press, Windsor, Ontario, 1989
  • The Hockey Player Sonnets, (poetry) Penumbra Press, 1991
  • The Pig Dance Dreams, (poetry) Black Moss Press, 1991
  • When Shaving Seems Like Suicide, (poetry) Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, NB, 1992
  • The Art of Walking Backwards, (poetry) Black Moss Press, 1993
  • Variations on Herb, (poetry and prose) Brick Books, London, Ontario, 1993
  • All the Cats Are Gone, (poetry) Penumbra Press, 1993
  • These Are the Days of Dogs and Horses, (poetry) Black Moss Press, 1994
  • Head Heart Hands Health: A History of 4H in Ontario, (non fiction) Comrie Productions, Peterborough, Ontario, 1994
  • The Beatles Landed Laughing in New York, (poetry) Black Moss Press, 1995
  • Tongues of the Children, (documentary poetry and prose) Black Moss Press, 1996
  • Never Hand Me Anything if I am Walking or Standing, (poetry) Black Moss Press, 1997
  • Soldier's Heart, (poetry) Black Moss Press, 1998
  • Stella's Journey, (poetry and prose) Black Moss Press, 1999
  • Don't Be So Persnickety, (children's verse) Black Moss Press, 2000
  • Building Bicycles in the Dark: a practical guide to writing, (non fiction) Black Moss Press, 2001
  • The Half-Way Tree: selected poems of John B. Lee, (poetry) Black Moss Press, 2001
  • In the Terrible Weather of Guns, (documentary poetry and prose) Mansfield Press, Toronto, 2002
  • The Hockey Player Sonnets: overtime edition, (poetry) Penumbra Press, Ottawa, Ontario, 2003
  • Totally Unused Heart, (poetry) Black Moss Press, 2003
  • The Farm on the Hill He Calls Home, (memoir) Black Moss Press, 2004
  • Poems for the Pornographer's Daughter, (poetry and prose) Black Moss Press, 2005
  • Godspeed, (documentary poetry and prose) Black Moss Press, 2006
  • Left Hand Horses: meditations on influence and the imagination, (essays) Black Moss Press, 2007
  • The Place that We Keep After Leaving, (poetry) Black Moss Press, 2008
  • Being Human, (poetry) Sanbun Press, 2010
  • Dressed in Dead Uncles, (poetry) Black Moss Press, 2010
  • Sweet Cuba: The Building of a Poetic Tradition: 1608-1958, translations by John B. Lee and Manuel Leon, (poetry/translation) Hidden Brook Press, 2010
  • King Joe: A Matter of Treason-the life and times of Joseph Willcocks 1773-September 4, 1812, (non fiction) Heronwood Productions, 2010 (forthcoming)
  • In the Muddy Shoes of Morning, (poetry) Hidden Brook Press, 2010 (forthcoming)

Chapbooks

  • To Kill a White Dog, (documentary poem) Brick Books, 1982
  • The Day Jane Fonda Came to Guelph, (poetry) The Ploughman Press, Whitby, Ontario, 1996
  • What's in a Name: the pursuit of George Peacock, Namesake of Peacock Point, (essay) Dogwood Press, Brantford, Ontario, 1996
  • In a Language with No Word For Horses, (documentary poems) above/ground press, Ottawa, Ontario, 1997
  • The Echo of Your Words Has Reached Me, (poetry) Mekler & Deahl, Hamilton, Ontario, 1998
  • An Almost Silent Drumming: the South Africa poems, (poetry) Cranberry Tree Press, Windsor, Ontario, 2001
  • Thirty-Three Thousand Shades of Green, (poetry) Leaf Press, Lantzville, BC, 2004
  • Though Their Joined Hearts Drummed Like Larks, (documentary poetry) Passion Among the Cacti Press, Kitchener, Ontario, 2004
  • Bright Red Apples of the Dead, (poetry) Pooka Press, BC, 2004
  • How Beautiful We Are, (poetry) Souwesto Orion Prize, Black Moss Press, 2006
  • But Where Were the Horses of Evening, (poetry) Serengeti Press, 2007
  • One Leaf in the Breath of the World, (poetry) Beret Days Books, 2009
  • Let Light Try All the Doors, (poetry) Rubicon Press, 2009

Editor

  • That Sign of Perfection: From Bandy Legs to Beer Legs (poems and stories on the game of hockey), (anthology) Black Moss Press, 1995
  • Losers First: poems and stories on game and sport, (anthology) Black Moss Press, 1999
  • I Want to Be the Poet of Your Kneecaps: poems of quirky romance, (anthology) Black Moss Press, 1999
  • Following the Plough: poems and stories on the land, (anthology) Black Moss Press, 2000
  • Henry's Creature: poems and stories on the automobile, (anthology co-edited with Roger Bell) Black Moss Press, 2000
  • Smaller Than God: words of spiritual longing, (anthology co-edited with Brother Paul Quenon) Black Moss Press, 2001
  • Body Language: a head-to-toe anthology, (anthology) Black Moss Press, 2003
  • Witness: anthology of war poetry, (anthology) Serengeti Press, Mississauga, Ontario, 2004
  • Bonjour Burgundy, (anthology) Mosaic Press, 2008
  • Decabration: tenth anniversary of The Ontario Poetry Society, Beret Days Books, 2010
  • Tough Times: When the Money Doesn't Love Us, Black Moss Press, 2010
  • When the Moon Rises over Santiago, Hidden Brook Press, 2010 (forthcoming)

Work-in-progress

  • An Unfinished War: anthology of literature inspired by the war of 1812 in the Niagara and Western Districts (forthcoming from Black Moss Press, 2011)
  • The Widow's Land
  • The Full Measure

John B. Lee's works copyright © to the author.


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