Lynn McGee

Lynn McGee is the author of the poetry collections Tracks (Broadstone Books, 2019), Sober Cooking (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2016) and two award-winning poetry chapbooks: Heirloom Bulldog (Bright Hill Press, 2015) and Bonanza (Slapering Hol Press, 1997). A two-time Pushcart nominee, Lynn’s work is forthcoming or recently appeared in The Atlanta ReviewThe Tampa Review, Saranac Review, and Across the Waves: Contemporary Poetry from Ireland and the United States (Salmon Books). Ten poems from her series “Crush,” part of a new manuscript, Blockbuster Love, quarterfinalist in the 2019 Codhill Press manuscript contest, were just released in What Rough Beast, from Indolent Books. In 2020, Tilbury House Publishers published her children’s book, Starting Over in Sunset Park, co-written with José Pelauz and illustrated by Bianca Diaz. Lynn’s audio collaboration with composer Bill Parod, “My Seven-Season Friendship With a Russian Spy,” from her manuscript, The TV in the Other Room, was released in 2020 in Atticus Review.  Lynn earned an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University and serves on the advisory board of Slapering Hol Press of the Hudson Valley Writers Center. She co-curates the Lunar Walk Poetry Series in NYC with Gerry LaFemina and Madeleine Barnes. A winner of the Judith’s Room Emerging Writers Award, McGee was awarded a MacDowell fellowship and taught writing at George Washington University, Columbia University, Southern Methodist University, Brooklyn College/CUNY, and others. She has also led poetry workshops in New York City public schools through Teachers and Writers Collaborative. A recipient of the NYC Literacy Center’s Recognition Award for her work in adult literacy, as well as the Heart of the Center Award from the LGBT Community Center in NYC for starting, and co-teaching on donated time for a year, their first GED-prep class, she works today as a communications manager at Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York. She lives in the Bronx, New York.