T.K. Lee


Starkville, MS
Mississippi US

Author's Bio

T.K. Lee is the author of two acclaimed poetry collections, To Square a Circle and Scapegoat, both with Unsolicited Press. In addition to poetry, he has also published prize-winning dramas and award-winning short fiction. He teaches undergraduate literature and creative writing, and in the two nationally ranked graduate MFA programs (Creative Writing; Theatre Education) both at the famed historic Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi.

Publications & Prizes

Scapegoat (Unsolicited Press, 2022)
To Square A Circle (Unsolicited Press, 2018)
Prizes won: 


  • Hixson Memorial Prize (Poetry)
  • William Faulkner Literary Prize ("Awake")
  • Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Award (Loose Hog)
  • Fellow, Eudora Welty New Play Series (Paper Thin)
  • Official Selection - W.I.T.S: Written in the South Series - Terrific New Theatre (Paper Thin)
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference: Outstanding Contribution of New Dramatic Work (Paper Thin)
  • Tennessee Williams Tribute Scholar Medal (Drama)
  • MAC Literary Artist Fellowship in Playwriting (Bob and the Tree)


  • Poetry
    • Pangeae Prize (Native -- semifinalist)
    • Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Prize in Poetry (To Square a Circle - Nominee)
    • Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Prize in Poetry (Scapegoat - Nominee)
  • Drama
    • Urban Arts Festival/Manhattan (Sindication)
    • Jook Showcase of Southern Playwrights (Loose Hog)


More Information

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Born in: 
Charleston, SC
South Carolina
Raised in: 
Louisville , MS
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Last update: Jan 25, 2024