Debbie Yee

San Francisco, CA

Author's Bio

Debbie Yee is a lawyer‐poet and community organizer for the nonprofit literary and arts community. Her poems have appeared variously, including The Best American Poetry 2009, 32 Poems and Fence. She is a Kundiman fellow and graduate of U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). In 2011, she was a recipient of a Cultural Equity Grant in literary arts from the San Francisco Arts Commission. Debbie lives quietly in San Francisco her husband, daughter and snowshoe‐mix cat, where she is in‐house legal counsel for a national bank and teaches writing and printmaking.

Publications and Prizes

12 Ways: An Anthology of the 2007 Intergenerational Writers Lab
(Kearny Street Workshop Press, 2007)
, Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women
(Asian American Women Artists Association, 2007)
, Here is a Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets
(Achiote Press, 2009)
, The Best American Poetry 2009
(Scribner, 2009)
32 Poems, Barn Owl Review, Bateau, Fence, MiPOesias, OCHO, Shampoo, The Broadsider
Prizes Won: 
Cultural Equity Grant in Literary Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, 2011

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Sacramento, CA
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Last updated: Mar 05, 2012