Dan Lechay has taught literature at the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of Iowa, and elsewhere. For ten years, he directed health and hospital investigations for the New York City Council president. His poems have appeared in many journals, including The Iowa Review, Southwest Review, and Agni.
Once or twice in a generation a poet comes along who captures the essential spirit of the American Midwest and gives name to the peculiar nature that persists there. Like James Wright, Robert Bly, Ted Kooser, and Jared Carter before him, Dan Lechay reshapes our imagination to include his distinct and profound vision of this undersung region.