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Kyo Lee is a Korean-Canadian student, social activist, and a constantly aspiring writer. Her work has been recognized by the University of Toronto, League of Canadian Poets, Ringling College of Arts and Design, and the New York Times, among others. To her, art is self-discovery, adventure, and hope. She lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

Award History

2023 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for diasporic dissonance

Jury Citation

“Sometimes vulnerable, sometimes fierce, sometimes both, Kyo Lee asks urgent questions about language, race, family, and beauty. Rich, sensuous imagery thrums with tension; innovative metaphors offer readers a bump of serotonin even as they invite us to imaginatively inhabit the shifting and often uncomfortable in-between spaces of diasporic dissonance.”

Works recognized by WT