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Bio: Jeffrey Ethan Lee, Senior Poetry Editor since 2007



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Jeffrey Ethan Lee's poetry book, identity papers (Ghost Road Press, 2006) was a 2006 Colorado Book Award finalist []. His first full-length poetry book, invisible sister (Many Mountains Moving Press, 2004) was praised in American Book Review, North American Review, Rain Taxi Review, Small Press Review etc. Lee won the 2002 Sow's Ear Poetry Chapbook prize for The Sylf (2003), created identity papers (audio CD) for Drimala Records, published Strangers in a Homeland (chapbook with Ashland Poetry Press, 2001). He also published hundreds of poems, stories and essays in Many Mountains Moving, North American Review, African American Review, American Poetry Review, Xconnect, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Crosscurrents, Green Mountain Review, Washington Square, & Other Voices.

He also won the first Tupelo Press award for literary fiction in 2001 for a novel, The Autobiography of Somebody Else.

He current teaches at Drexel University, Temple University and Community College of Philadelphyia. He has a Ph.D. in British Romanticism and an MFA from NYU. His first scholarly essay on Dorothy Wordsworth’s poetry and poetics was published in 2009.

Radio Interview from WMUH June 2008


Free samples, audio, interviews, reviews, events info etc. can be found through the identity papers poetry book website at & the invisible sister poetry book web page at invisible sister.