Jae Lee is a South Korean writer based in Philadelphia. She holds a B.A. in English with a creative writing concentration from New York University and received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Camden, where she taught writing composition and assisted in the compilation of The Complete Works of Edith Wharton as a graduate research assistant.
Her poetry has appeared in various publications, including Passages North, The Margins, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. In 2018, she was the recipient of the Judith Lobel Arkin Poetry Prize and the winning poem was consequently published on the Academy of American Poets website.
Jae is bilingual and believes in the imaginative, archival, and revolutionary uses of language, having come from a country that once almost lost its language due to colonial oppression