Esther Lee’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Verse Daily, Salt Hill, GoodFoot, Swink, Runes, New Orleans Review, Eleven Eleven, Columbia Poetry Review, Passages North, Alligator Juniper, Puerto del Sol, Diner, LitRag, Folio, Faultline, Dislocate, Sonora Review, Five Fingers Review, and Born Magazine. She’s been awarded the 2004 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize and nominated for a 2004 Pushcart Prize and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and her manuscript was selected as a “Discovery”/The Nation Award semi-finalist. She currently lives in San Francisco and teaches at New College.
Esther Lee’s “Chimera in My Side, Forgiveness Behind My Ribcage” appears in Caketrain Issue 03.
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