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.
She 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.
Currently, she is working on her next poetry project with support from Arts Council England.