Each year, Just Buffalo Literary Center invites adult poets of all ages and stages of their career to apply for its Poetry Fellowship, which gives one talented writer a cash stipend to live and write in one of the nation’s most vibrant literary cities, plus an opportunity to read at an event curated by Just Buffalo Literary Center. Here is the selected fellow and finalists.
Born in South Korea and raised in Peru, Ae Hee Lee’s debut poetry collection ASTERISM was selected by John Murillo for the 2022 Dorset Prize and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. She is the author of poetry chapbooks: Bedtime || Riverbed (Compound Press 2017), Dear bear, (Platypus Press 2021), and Connotary (Frost Place Chapbook Competition Winner – Bull City Press 2021).
Ae Hee is a recipient of a James Olney Award by The Southern Review, Adroit Journal Gregory Djanikian Scholar in Poetry, and Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Finalist. She has also received scholarships and awards from the Academy of American Poets, AWP, Bread Loaf, the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Gasher Journal, among others.