'Spit' Poet Lee Reads at Murray State MFA Series

Jul 16, 2014

Credit Courtesy of Esther Lee

Two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Esther Lee, is the author of the poetry collection Spit, which received the 2010 Elixir Press Poetry Prize. Having won many other literary awards, Lee is also Kundiman fellow. Kundiman is a national organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American creative writing. lee' son faculty at Agness Scott College in Atlanta and reads her poetry tomorrow night (July 17) at 7:30 in the Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts. Kate speaks with Dr. Lee on Sounds Good.

Credit book cover, Amazon.com

Spit, published in 2011 by Elixir Press is a collection of poems exploring themes of dual identities - past and present through the lens of the immigrant experience in America. Her poems weigh the balance of love and violence within the family circle and have been described as "fresh, brutal, serious, and comic" by critics. 

MFA Reading Series Schedule:

Readings are in the Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery on the 6th floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building on Murray State's campus. They are free and open to the public.

Christine Bailey and Seth Johnson (MFA Alumni)
Saturday,  July 12th
3:00 P.M.

Tony Earley
Sunday, July 13th
7:30 P.M.

Hear our conversation with Tony Earley

Tony D’Souza
Tuesday, July 15th
7:30 P.M.
(Reception and Book Signing at the Faculty Club to follow)

Hear our conversation with Tony D'Souza

Esther Lee
Thursday, July 17th
7:30 P.M.
(Reception and Book Signing at the Faculty Club to follow)

Find Esther Lee's work on Amazon:

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Esther Lee on the Elixir Press website

More about Murray State's MFA Program