Jiye Lee is a British-Korean poet from Newcastle Upon Tyne. She did her undergraduate in Literature and Film Studies at the University of St.Andrews and her Creative Writing MA at Newcastle University. She has been fortunate enough to have lived all over the globe including Scotland, Malaysia, and South Korea. Her multicultural background often influences her writing, making cultural identity one of her key elements. Other common themes of her work are family, mental health struggles, female identity, love, and loss.

Her main field is poetry, but she also writes short stories, creative non-fiction and screenplays. She has performed on stage for spoken word nights and her poems have been published in various literary magazines and broadcast on BBC platforms. In 2022, she was the recipient of a DYCP grant from Arts Council England to work on her next poetry project. As of 2023, she has been longlisted for magazines such as Magma and The Rialto, and nominated for The Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.

Jiye has taught English and creative writing to secondary school students in South Korea and also conducted creative writing workshops for schools in the North East of England for the Lit&Phil Library’s Young Writers’ Award competition. She is passionate about advocating the literary arts and instilling creativity and imagination in English education.

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