Ho-cheung (Peter) LEE

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Dr Ho-cheung (Peter) LEE is the founding editor of BALLOONS Lit. Journal and author of poetry chapbook “Something Celebrative or Immortal Under Another Birdless Sky” (Jamii Publishing). He was awarded Champion in two Hong Kong-based writing contests: Oxford Primary English Writing Competition (2019) and “Love Is All Around” The 2nd Hong Kong Chinese & English Essay-Writing Competition (2020), and a GOLD STAR award at Singapore Performing Arts Festival 2021 in Creative Writing. His work (poetry/short stories/photography) has appeared in Rattle, *82 Review, Shearsman Magazine, Interpreter’s House, The Writing Disorder, The Oddville Press, and elsewhere. His poetry was shortlisted in Oxford Brookes University’s International Poetry Competition (2016), for erbacce-prize for poetry (2017), thrice for The Proverse Poetry Prize (2017, 2018, 2020) and was a finalist of the Real Good Poem Prize (2019). He teaches English in Hong Kong. [www.ho-cheung.com]

Publications & Prizes


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Nazar Look
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River Poets Journal


Something Celebrative or Immortal Under Another Birdless Sky (Jamii Publishing, 2018)
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FIVE Poetry Magazine
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Red Booth Review
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The Interpreter's House
Typehouse Literary Magazine
Wild Violet
Prizes won: 
  • Exhibition Award (Performing Text, Grade 8) – Trinity College London 2011; 
  • EdD Graduates Publication Award 2015, The University of Hong Kong; 
  • Shortlisted. Oxford Brookes University’s International Poetry Competition 2016 – ESL Category; 
  • Merit, “A Letter to My Family” SHKP Book Review Competition – Open Division (English), 2016;
  • Shortlisted. erbacce-prize for poetry, 2017;
  • Shortlisted. The Proverse Poetry Prize, 2017 and 2018;
  • Finalist. Real Good Poem Prize 2019 (Rabbit Catastrophe Press);
  • Champion. Oxford Primary English Writing Competition 2018-2019, Primary School English Teachers Category
  • Champion. “Love Is All Around” The 2nd Chinese & English Essay-writing Competition – English Division, Open Section, 2020
  • GOLD STAR Award. Singapore Performing  Arts Festival 2021 – Creative Writing Category (Open Group)

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
Chinese, English
Born in: 
Hong Kong
Raised in: 
Hong Kong
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Last update: Aug 16, 2021