I consider Toronto to be my hometown, as that is where I grew up. I was born in Verdun, Quebec.
What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
I fell in love with the Arts scene in the city, dating back to adolescence. It still thrives today.
What turns you on creatively?
Dreams, nightmares, fascinating people, and being unexpectedly enthralled by everyday situations.
What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
I came across it in a story by Clive Barker, and I actually wanted to have it on my license plate. How about this….
“I have never come across a woman with such a peculiar quiddity of self”
What is your pet peeve?
What defines Lee Dunn?
Inward looking (more than is good for me). Attracted to people that know themselves, have soulful eyes, and are genuine listeners. There is nothing more sexy. Like many, I have had journeys in darkness. I began writing less than 3 years ago, and for me it’s been surprising in its therapeutic value.
Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has written columns for the Shelburne Free Press, and writes mainly on his personal blog at AreMyFeetOffTheGround.