Karen An-hwei Lee

karen an-hwei leeKaren An-hwei Lee is the author of Ardor (Tupelo Press, 2008) and In Medias Res (Sarabande Books, 2004), selected for the Kathryn A. Morton Prize by Heather McHugh and chosen for the Norma Farber First Book Award by Cole Swensen. A former writing resident at the MacDowell Colony of the Arts and the Millay Arts Colony and recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts grant, she currently chairs the English Department at a faith-based college in southern California, where she is also a novice harpist.


Kathryn Morton Prize
Norma Farber First Book Award
Swan Scythe Prize
Recipient of an NEA Fellowship


The Next Big Thing interview series

Read an interview with Karen An-hwei Lee from her October 2009 visit to Chapman University

Karen’s NEA profile

Karen’s Poets & Writers Biography

Reviews of Karen An-hwei Lee’s Phyla of Joy

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