Priscilla Lee


San Francisco, CA

Author's Bio

Priscilla Lee is the author of Wishbone and Chiu's House of Lovely Animals. Her awards include a Poetry Book Award from The Association for Asian American Studies, an Emily Chamberlain Cook Poetry Prize from UC Berkeley, a Greg Grummer Literary Award from Phoebe, and the San Francisco Foundation's James D. Phelan Literary Award. Her poems have appeared in PloughsharesThe Kenyon ReviewZYZZYVA, and anthologies such as Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as ClovesProposing on the Brooklyn Bridge, and The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed. She lives in San Francisco.

Publications & Prizes

The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2010)
Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves: A Contemporary Anthology of Asian American Women's Poetry (Deep Bowl Press, 2008)
The Other Side of the Postcard (City Lights Publishers, 2005)
Proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge: Poems About Marriage (Grayson Books, 2003)
Making More Waves: New Writings By Asian American Women (Beacon Press, 1997)
Storming Heaven's Gate: An Anthology of Spiritual Writings by Women (Plume, 1997)
Wishbone (Heyday Books, 2000)
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Rain City Review
Urban Spaghetti
Prizes won: 
  • James D. Phelan Literary Award - San Francisco Foundation
  • Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in Poetry - University of California, Berkeley
  • Poetry Book Award - Association for Asian American Studies
  • Greg Grummer Award - Phoebe Journal


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Last update: Aug 28, 2020