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About Stellasue Lee The poet Yusef Komunyakaa wrote about her work “[She] takes us to a sense of place, to loved ones by way of sharp turns and hair-pin curves. I believe and trust the voices captured in these poems that drive us toward the vortex of what matters.” Dr. Lee was an entrant for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize, and is again in 2010. In 2003, she received The Poet and the Poem Special Recognition for Excellence from the Library of Congress. She is the author of five books in print: firecracker RED, Crossing the Double Yellow Line, 13 Los Angeles Poets, After I Fall, and Over To You.Now Editor Emeritus of RATTLE, a literary journal, she serves presently on the editorial board at Curbstone Press, www.curbstone.org. She teaches privately. She was born in the year of the dragon.
For the past couple of years, I have been focusing on creative nonfiction, primarily personal essays. This Oct (2013), I had a short piece published in Orion Magazine, print edition. I am also attending an 8-wk playwriting workshop.