Sydney Lea

Lea Sydney

Sydney Lea founded and for thirteen years edited New England Review. His thirteenth collection of poems, Here, is due from Four Way Books in late 2018, and Vermont’s Green Writers Press will publish The Music of What Happens: Lyric and Everyday Life, his collected newspaper columns from his years (2011–15) as Vermont poet laureate.

  • The Big Blow

    After the snow-soused April gale I wandered
  • Walking into Metaphor

    A few weeks back, while snow persisted, no matter it was April, I headed into the woods, in part
    Issue #95 July 2019
  • But-cept

    I recall not wanting my oldest son
  • Photographs, 1949 | Retiree

    In one, they pose, grinning straight at the Kodak,
  • Of Course

    If I wake at 3, ephemerality

    I’m one who tells old husbands’ tales, not wives’,
  • Annie Fitch’s Duck Sauce

    I must be prepared to sit
  • Abbatoir Time

    The widower pushed the tailgate shut and fell.