Poetry Reading & Book Launch: Ae Hee Lee

Join Woodland Pattern Book Center for a reading to celebrate Ae Hee Lee’s ASTERISM (Tupelo Press, 2024)! Ae Hee will be joined by Olatunde OsinaikeMauricio Kilwein Guevara, and Brenda Cárdenas.

In person at Woodland Pattern and livestreaming via Crowdcast.


Born in South Korea and raised in Peru, Ae Hee Lee currently lives in Wisconsin. In addition to ASTERISM, she is the author of the 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 Just Buffalo Literary Center Fellow, an Adroit Journal Gregory Djanikian Scholar, a recipient of the James Olney Award by the Southern Review, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship finalist. She has also received scholarships and honors from the Academy of American Poets, AWP, Bread Loaf, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, among others.

Originally from the West Side of Chicago, Olatunde Osinaike is a Nigerian–American poet, essayist, and software developer. He is the author of Tender Headed (Akashic Books, 2023), selected by Camille Rankine as winner of the 2022 National Poetry Series. His collection was also runner-up for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for the Alice James Award and CAAPP Book Prize. Other honors include winner of the Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize and a Frontier Industry Prize, semifinalist for the 92Y Discovery Poetry Prize, and honorable mention for the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Award in Poetry. His work has received fellowships and support from Poets & Writers, Hurston/Wright Foundation, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers University.