Lee Upton

Lee Upton is the author of thirteen books including, most recently, The Tao of Humiliation: Stories (Spring 2014) and Swallowing the Sea: On Writing & Ambition, Boredom, Purity & Secrecy. She is the writer-in-residence and a professor of English at Lafayette College.

May/June 2016

Our Ice

By Lee Upton

The nets silvery docked and the portholes frosted, the white pond scum and blanched duckweed, and the pine’s greenness frosted like a forged dollar bill or the newsprint color of […]

Summer/Fall 1999


By Lee Upton

Their suspicion, so thick, so encrusted, was not original, but covetous and democratic. A painting blistered over much of the banquet room wall: red smudged faces, sulfurous, lid on a […]