Lee Slonimsky / by Sharon Israel


Listen to Lee’s interview on his latest book of poems, Lion, Gnat, published by Spuyten Duyvil Press.  Lee has published eight books of poetry, a chapbook, and a collaborative chapbook with Katherine Hastings.  Partnering with his wife, Hammett Prize winning novelist Carol Goodman, he has co-written the Black Swan Rising trilogy of urban fantasy novels, and he has also written a hedge fund mystery novel under his own name, Bermuda Gold.  Finally, reflecting both his own deep love of animals and his interest in the vegetarian historical figure Pythagoras, he has recently started a humane investing “side pocket” to his hedge fun Ocean Partners LP, called Green Hills Partners LP.

“With gentle humor and passionate meditation, Lion, Gnat, Lee Slonimsky’s latest poetry collection, soars above the clamor of modern life and “steel against indifference”. These poems argue vigorously that not only is nature man’s origin, but also his destiny. Like the winter oak, nature sheds light on life’s enduring lessons and shows the path forward. Luminous, deeply felt, Lion, Gnat once again establishes Slonimsky’s singular voice in contemporary poetry."  Pui Ying Wong, author of An Emigrant’s Winter