Lynn McGee is the author of the poetry collection 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).
Her poem "Scent," from Tracks (Broadstone Books, 2019), has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Recent publications include Lascaux Review, Tampa Review and The Night Heron Barks. Other poems are forthcoming (as of October 2020) in Sugar House Review, The Atlanta Review, Atticus Review, Saranac Review and Across the Waves: Contemporary Poetry from Ireland and the United States (Salmon Books).
Ten poems from the 17-part series "Crush" (part of a new manuscript, Blockbuster Love, quarterfinalist in the 2019 Codhill Press manuscript contest), were released sequentially in What Rough Beast, from Indolent Books in early 2020.
Lynn McGee's children's book, Starting Over in Sunset Park, co-written with José Pelauz and illustrated by Bianca Diaz, is forthcoming in Spring 2021 from Tilbury House Publishers.
Lynn's audio collaboration with composer Bill Parod appeared recently in the Atticus Review and they continue to create audio works as a team.
Poems by Lynn McGee have also appeared recently in Upstreet, Lavender Review, Stonewall's Legacy (an anthology celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising), The American Journal of Poetry, Cordella Literary Magazine, Potomac Review, The American Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Storyscape, In From the Margin and The New Guard (one poem a finalist and one a semi-finalist in the Knightville Contest judged by Donald Hall).
Earlier publications include Literary Mama, Painted Bride Quarterly, Ontario Review, Phoebe, Sun magazine, Laurel Review and others. Her poems have also appeared in anthologies including Like Light, 25 years of Poetry & Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers and Rabbit Ears: TV Poems.
Lynn earned an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University, where she held teaching and merit fellowships. She serves on the advisory board of Slapering Hol Press of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and co-curates the Lunar Walk Poetry Series with Gerry LaFemina and Madeleine Barnes. She also founded and co-curates with Susana H. Case and Bill Mohr, the W-E (West-East) Bicoastal Poets of the Pandemic and Beyond series that features writers from both coasts and an audience that spans many regions of the country.
Awarded a MacDowell fellowship, Lynn was also a winner of the Judith's Room Emerging Writers Award, and taught writing at private and public colleges (George Washington University, Columbia University, Southern Methodist University, Brooklyn College/CUNY) as well as having led poetry workshops in New York City public schools through Teachers and Writers Collaborative.
A 2020 quarterfinalist for the Codhill Press manuscript contest, Lynn was also a 2015 Nominee for the Best of the Net award, a nominee for the McGovern Prize and twice a nominee for the Pushcart Prize, as well as a semi-finalist for the Dana Award. 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 New York City for starting, and co-teaching on donated time for a year, their first GED-prep class.
Today she is a communications manager at Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York. She lives in the Bronx, New York with her dog Josie, a Black Mouth Cur/hound mix with a strong prey drive and a gentle heart.