Lee Sharkey

21 Pine St. #1, Portland, ME 04102

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About the Artist

Lee Sharkey’s Walking Backwards recently appeared from Tupelo Press. Her earlier collections are Calendars of Fire (Tupelo, 2013), A Darker, Sweeter String (Off the Grid, 2008), and eight other full-length poetry books and chapbooks. Her work has appeared in Crazyhorse, FIELD, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, Nimrod, Pleiades, Seattle Review, and other journals. Her recognitions include the Abraham Sutzkever Centennial Translation Prize, the Maine Arts Commission’s Fellowship in Literary Arts, the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance’s Distinguished Achievement Award, the RHINO Editor’s Prize, the Shadowgraph Poetry Prize, and Zone 3’s Rainmaker Award in Poetry. She leads a creative writing workshop for adults recovering from mental illness and serves as Senior Editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal.

Category: Writer/Publisher

Preferred Audiences: All, College, Adult

Disciplines: Literature, Poetry

Contact Information

Lee Sharkey

21 Pine St. #1
Portland  ME  04102 


Artist Media Links

20 Maine Poets
In the Capital of a Small Republic
BBC Arts Show

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