Leicester, Leicestershire
Horror, SciFi & Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Poetry

Writer Biography

Emma Lee was born in South Gloucestershire and now lives in Leicestershire. Her poems, short stories and articles have appeared in many anthologies and magazines in the UK and Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Turkey and USA,. She has performed her work at The Poetry Cafe in London, all three Leicestershire universities, at LCFC, the Jam Factory in Oxford, Hatherley Manor in Cheltenham, amongst other venues. She’s also read poems for BBC Radio and EAVA FM and joined panels organised by the University of Leicester’s Sociology, Communications and Media department to talk about artistic responses to the refugee crisis arising from her co-editing of “Over Land, Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge” and curation of Journeys in Translation. Her essay “Spoken Word as a way of Dismantling Barriers and Creating Space for Healing” was included in “Verbs that can Move Mountains” (Sabotage) and she presented a paper at the Jungle Factory Symposium organised by the Leicester Migration Network. Emma Lee’s poems have been translated into Chinese, Farsi, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian.​

Currently she is on the committee of Leicester Writers’ Club and the steering group for the Leicester Writers’ Showcase and has experience in organising poetry readings and live literature events. She has given workshops for Leicester Writers’ Club, Leicester Poetry Society and the Local Writers’ Fair. ​

Emma Lee also reviews for five poetry magazines and blogs at http://emmalee1.wordpress.com.​


Selected Publications

2020 The Significance of a Dress (Arachne)​

2015 Ghosts in the Desert (IDP)​

2014 Mimicking a Snowdrop (Thynks Press)​

2004 Yellow Torchlight and the Blues (Original Plus)​

As Co-editor​

2016 Welcome to Leicester (Dahlia Publishing)​

2015 Over Land Over Sea, poems for those seeking refuge​

Curator for Journeys in Translation (https://journeysinstranslation.wordpress.com).​

Poems and short stories in many anthologies and magazines in the UK and abroad. ​

Reviews for London Grip, The Blue Nib, The High Window Journal, The Journal and Sabotage Reviews. Shortlisted Saboteur Reviewer of the Year Award.​

Available for the following:

  • Lectures / Talks / Panels
  • Live Performances
  • Workshops
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    Given readings at venues such as The Poetry Cafe in London, LCFC, all three of Leicestershire's universities, Leicester's Central Library, Leicester Guildhall, Five Leaves and Waterstones in Nottingham, the Jam Factory in Oxford, Hatherley Manor in Cheltenham, Needle and Pin in Loughborough. Given interviews on BBC Radio Leicester and EAVA FM.​

    Led workshops for Leicester Writers' Club and Leicester Poetry Society. Given talks and joined panels such as University of Leicester's Sociology, Communications and Media to talk about artistic responses to the refugee crisis.​

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