Ae Hee Lee was born in South Korea, raised in Peru, and currently lives in Milwaukee. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Dear bear, (Platypus Press, 2021) and Bedtime || Riverbed (Compound Press, 2017). Most recently, her work Connotary was selected as the winner for the 2021 Frost Place Chapbook by Tiana Clark. She holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, where she was awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Her poetry has been published by or is forthcoming from New England Review, Southern Review, and elsewhere.