Kassy Lee is a writer, poet, and teacher. She received an MFA in creative writing from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan and a BA in comparative literature and society from Columbia. She has received fellowships from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program, Vermont Studio Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and Cave Canem. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in FENCE, Prelude, African American Review, Salamander, Kweli Journal, Columbia Review, Apogee, and Narrative. Her essays have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She has taught creative writing workshops to veterans, incarcerated youth, K-12 students, and undergraduates at the University of Michigan.