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Karen An-hwei Lee

Karen An-hwei Lee is the author of Phyla of Joy (Tupelo, 2012), Ardor (Tupelo, 2008), and In Medias Res (Sarabande, 2004), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award. The recipient of an NEA fellowship, she lives and teaches in southern California, where she is a novice harpist. She received her M.F.A. from Brown University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.


Elegy for Marlin

Summer 2012 | Poetry

My godmother says always vigilant Named after a fish Moon shone clean lettering swept for a house a dog at my bone at my throat no fence         tree [...]