Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Latinx Studies. Women's Studies. Winner of the 2021 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. CONNOTARY crosses through the porous borders of nation-states, cultures, selves, and languages. As an account of migration and meetings, the poems repeatedly move with and between the three countries Ae Hee Lee calls home. By transforming words into personal connotations instead of offering literal translations, these poems insist on intimacy as they explore how meaning can move along with one's story.
Born in South Korea and raised in Peru, Ae Hee Lee is an immigrant, scholar, translator, and poet currently living in Milwaukee. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Dear bear, (Platypus Press, 2021) and Bedtime || Riverbed (Compound Press, 2017). She holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, where she was awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming at The Georgia Review, New England Review, Southern Review, and elsewhere.Author City: MILWAUKEE, WI USA