Youngseo Lee writes poetry and creative nonfiction, as well as translates from Korean.

founding editor-in-chief of Pollux Journal, a literary magazine dedicated to multilinguality // reader at Split Lip Mag // interviews editor & translator at The Hanok Review

selected publications

all publications

“Islanders”, Passages North (forthcoming in print) – cnf
"doña juana la loca", Cosmonauts Avenue (forthcoming) – poetry"sudo python", A Velvet Giant – poetry“i, too, would like a manic pixie dream girl” and “are koreans human?”, Diode Poetry Journal – poetry"Playing Ghost", Chogwa – translation"chandler notes", Gone Lawn – hybrid"Love Turns My Thumb Green" and "D-3", Lanke Review – poetry"solitary confinement in dancing", Chogwa – translation"someday i'll love youngseo lee", Kissing Dynamite Poetry – poetry"hypnagogia: in which i go bad in the summer", perhappened mag – cnf, nominated for 2021 Best of the Net Awards"love letter about the 43 hours i spent listening to giriboy in 2020", Ogma Magazine (print) – poetry
"gimme love: for my class of 2020", Peach Mag – poetry"autopsy, but flourished with prayer", Dishsoap Quarterly – hybrid"Mouths are for eating" and "translation of hi how are you it's been a while since we last talked", Hominum Journal – poetry and hybrid"Bride", Bitter Fruit Review – poetry"this house.", Emory Lullwater Review (print) – poetry
"Jomojeon", Entropy – cnf


2020 National YoungArts Finalist in Creative Nonfiction2019 National YoungArts Merit Winner in Creative Nonfiction+ a handful of regional Scholastic Writing Awards :)