Meet the Faculty

Esther  Lee

Esther Lee

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 2:00-4:30
and by appointment 

Academic Degrees

B.F.A., Florida State University
M.F.A., Indiana University, Bloomington
Ph.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City 

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Professor Lee's teaching and research interests include 20th and 21st-century American poetry, cross-genre literature, avant garde studies, Asian American literature, African American literature, postcolonial studies, feminist theory and writing, book arts, art theory, European and American Modernism, documentary media (radio journalism, creative nonfiction, photography), graphic novels, print and online publishing, and the theory and practice of poetry and narrative. 

Professional Activities

Professor Lee has published her first book of poems, Spit, which received the 2010 Elixir Press Poetry Prize, and her chapbook, Blank Missives (Trafficker Press). Her poems, articles, and collaborations have appeared in Ploughshares, Verse Daily, Hyphen, and elsewhere. A Kundiman fellow, she has been awarded the Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, Snowcroft Prose Prize, and Utah Writer's Contest Award for Poetry, as well as twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is currently working on her second book, which combines photography and poetry.

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