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 poems are forthcoming in The Tampa Review, Across the Waves: Contemporary Poetry from Ireland and the United States and The Connecticut River Review. 

 

Her work has appeared recently in UpstreetLavender Review, Nine Muses Poetry (from Wales), Stonewall's Legacy, an anthology celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, GlassworksThe American Journal of Poetry, Cordella Literary Magazine, the Potomac ReviewThe 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 MamaPainted Bride QuarterlyOntario Review, PhoebeSun 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 was awarded a MacDowell fellowship, is 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 and others) as well as having led poetry workshops in public schools in New York City as an artist-in-residence with Teachers and Writers Collaborative.

 

A 2015 Nominee for the Best of the Net award, Lynn was also a nominee for the McGovern Prize and the Pushcart Prize, and was 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. 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.