Kateema Lee is a Washington D.C. native. Her recent work has been published in print and online journals such as Word Riot, Pirene’s Fountain, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, African American Review, Gargoyle, and PMS: Poem Memoir Story and others. Her chapbook, Almost Invisible, was published in August 2017. She is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, a Callaloo fellow, and a participant of The Home School. She won the 2017 Montgomery Writes! Contest for poetry sponsored by the Maryland Writers’ Association and Montgomery Magazine.
Kateema spent her formative years growing up between Washington, D.C. and New Jersey. She completed her graduate and undergraduate work at the University of Maryland at College Park. She currently teaches in Maryland. When she is not teaching or grading, she enjoys reading science fiction, graphic novels, and poetry. She is also what some may call a cinephile. She loves movies! In her free time, she binge-watches everything from “cheesy” movies, television shows, and international films to wonderfully informative documentaries. Look for her next chapbook, Musings of a Netflix Binge Viewer (forthcoming in 2018), which explores movies, popular culture, and more.