Karen An-Hwei Lee

Karen An-Hwei Lee, a poet, novelist, and translator, holds an MFA from Brown University and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lee is the author of three books of poetry: Phyla of Joy (Tupelo Press, 2012); Ardor (Tupelo Press, 2008); and In Media Res (Sarabande Books, 2004), winner of the Norma Faber First Book Award and the Kathryn A. Morton Prize. She is also the author of the novel The Maze of Transparencies (Ellipsis, 2019).

Lee works in university administration at Point Loma Nazarene University and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Seattle Pacific University. She lives in San Diego.