Ae Hee Lee

Born in South Korea and raised in Peru, Ae Hee Lee currently lives in the United States. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks Bedtime || Riverbed, Dear bear, and Connotary, which won the 2021 Frost Place Chapbook Competition with Bull City Press. Most recently, her first full-length poetry collection ASTERISM was awarded the 2022 Dorset Prize.


America, I hear, as in American, American dream. / America—and a portion of the continent vanishes. / America: the name slips out my mouth / like a sticky cherry pit. America, I say again. . . .