Lee Herrick

Lee Herrick

Visiting Faculty


Lee Herrick is the author of three books of poems: Scar and Flower, finalist for the 2020 Northern California Book Award; Gardening Secrets of the Dead; and This Many Miles from Desire. He co-edited The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit (Orison Books, 2020). His writing appears widely in literary magazines, textbooks, and anthologies such as HERE: Poems for the Planet, with an introduction by the Dalai Lama; Indivisible: Poems of Social Justice, with an introduction by Common; One for the Money: The Sentence as Poetic Form; The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems from the San Francisco Bay Watershed; Naming the Lost: The Fresno Poets: Interviews and Essays; and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, and on the Grammy-nominated album, The Poets Are Gathering, among others. He served as Fresno Poet Laureate from 2015-2017. Born in Daejeon, Korea and adopted to the United States at ten months, he has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Asia. He teaches at Fresno City College where he received the 2011 Bill F. Stewart Award for Excellence in Education, and the MFA program at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.


  • M.A., Composition and Rhetoric, California State University, Stanislaus