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Juliette Sueyeun Lee

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Korean American poet Juliette Sueyeun Lee earned a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst and studied for a PhD at Temple University. Lee is the author of That Gorgeous Feeling (2008), Underground National (2010), Solar Maximum (2015), and No Comet, That Serpent in the Sky Means Noise (2017) among other books. Her writing focuses on birthright, homeland, and identity.

Juliette Sueyeun Lee grew up three miles from the CIA and is currently based in Denver, where she works as the Program Director at Chinook Fund, a community foundation that funds grassroots, social justice work across Colorado.

She reviewed contemporary poetry for The Constant Critic, a project of Fence Books, and have written short commentaries on the poetic production of time for Jacket2. She has also published several essays on contemporary poetics, race, and Asian American writing, and offer editorial support for the Smithsonian Institute’s Asian Pacific American Center’s literary efforts. Additionally, her work has been supported by grants from the Alliance of Artists’ Communities and Colorado Creative Industries.

Currently, her interests include light, displacement, imaginations of the future, devastation, and movement. Lee is developing a new dance poetics that poaches ancient east Asian dance forms to help bring poetry into her body.