Lee Stringer

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Lee Stringer, June, 2004, in New Orleans, Louisiana

Lee Stringer is a writer who lived, homeless and crack-addicted, on the streets of New York City from the early eighties until the mid-nineties.[1] He is a former editor and columnist of Street News.[2] His essays and articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including The Nation, The New York Times, and Newsday. He currently lives in Mamaroneck, New York. He is the author of Sleepaway School and Grand Central Winter.[3] Stringer also took part in a discussion on writing with Kurt Vonnegut for a book entitled Like Shaking Hands With God.

He discovered his talent when he was searching for something an instrument to push the filters in his crack stem from one end to the other, so that he could smoke the remaining resin. Lee Stringer found a pen, which he started writing with. He wrote a short story called "No place to call home" which he then sent to "Street News".[4]

He received the Lannan Foundation residency fellowship in 2005.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Jiler, John (1998-06-28). "Street Singer: The story of a homeless addict who found a pencil at Grand Central and saved his life". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Silberstein, Judy (2006-02-16). "Mamk's Lee Stringer Gives "Internal View" of a Difficult Life". Larchmont Gazette. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Past Residents - Lee Stringer, Writer - Marfa, Fall 2005". Lannan Foundation. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  4. ^ Blueprint B version 2.0 (2008) *Christer Lundfall, Ralf Nystrom, Nadine Rohlk Cotting, Jeanette Clayton

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