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). Starting Over in Sunset Park, Lynn McGee’s children’s book co-written with José Pelauz, was released in 2021 from Tilbury House Publishers.
Lynn’s poems have appeared recently in the North Dakota Review, Lauscaux Review, Naugatuck River Review, Sugar House Review, Atlanta Review, Tampa Review, Upstreet, Lavender Review, Cordella Literary Magazine, Potomac Review, Southern Poetry Review and others. Lynn’s poetry/audio collaborations with composer Bill Parod have appeared in the Atticus Review and The Night Heron Barks. Her poems are included in anthologies including Stonewall’s Legacy and I Just Wanna be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe (Milk and Cake Press, 2022).
Lynn earned an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University and serves on the advisory committee of Slapering Hol Press of the Hudson Valley Writers Center. She co-curated the Lunar Walk Poetry Series for almost ten years, then in 2020 started up and continues to co-curate WE (West-East) Poets of the Pandemic and Beyond, a series which has hosted, as of this update, over 70 poets from communities in the U.S., the Caribbean, England and Argentina. Lynn started her life’s work as a teacher of writing at George Washington University, Columbia University, Southern Methodist University and several CUNY colleges as well as leading poetry workshops in NYC public schools through Teachers and Writers Collaborative. She is a recipient of the NYC Literacy Center’s Recognition Award for her work in adult literacy, and received the Heart of the Center Award from the LGBT Community Center in NYC for starting up their college prep math and writing classes. Today Lynn McGee is a communications manager and writer at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. Visit https://www.lynnmcgee.com