University professor, writer. Born– January 3, 1903, Gadsden. Parents– Lawrence Haywood and Augusta (Alston) Lee. Married– Musier Taintor, December 19, 1933 (died 1968). Married– Grace Kerr Shields, June 28, 1969. Children– One. Education– University of Virginia, B.S., 1924; Harvard University, M.A., 1938. Military service:  U.S.Navy, WWII. Taught French at the University of Virginia, 1930-1942; magazine editor in New York City, 1946-49; taught at the University of Pittsburgh, 1949-1973.  Columnist, Pittsburgh Sunday Press, 1970-. Member of the faculty of Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, 1967. Editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, 1938-42. Published stories in Sewanee Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other periodicals.  Member of the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of Virginia, Pittsburgh Press Club, Phi Beta Kappa.  Retired from the University of Pittsburgh with the rank of professor emeritus.  Received the Virginia Prize for The Lyric in 1971. Died October 1978.


Contemporary Authors online.


The American as Faust. Pacific Grove, Calif.; Boxwood Press, 1965.

Between the Morning and the Evening Star.  Boxwood Press, 1973.

Horse of Selene and Other Lyrics.  Boxwood Press, 1977.

Killybegs and other Poetry. 1976.

Litany for the New World.

Monticello and Other Poems. New York; Scribner, 1937.

Prometheus in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh; Boxwood Press, 1965.

Summer Goes On. New York; Scribner, 1933.

This Was Her Country. Charlottesville, Va.; University of Virginia, Madison Lane Press, 1933.

The Tomb of Thomas Jefferson and Other Poems. New York; Scribner, 1940.

Tomorrow Good-Bye. Gaylordsville; Slide Mountain Press, 1933.


Cathedral Poets. Pittsburgh; Boxwood Press, 1966.

Cockcrow at Night, the Heroic Journey, and Eighteen Other Stories. Boxwood Press, 1973.

The Cretan Flute. Dublin; Dolmen Press, 1968.

Voice of the Furies. Pittsburgh; Boxwood Press, 1968.


The Best Short Stories of 1967.  Houghton, 1968.


Rochambeau, Father and Son; A Life of the Marechal de Rochambeau, by Jean-Edmond Weelen, and the Hitherto Unpublished Journal of the Vicomte de Rochambeau.  Holt, 1936.


A collection of the Papers of Lawrence Haywood Lee Jr. is held by the library at the University of Pittsburgh.