JC Lee

  • Senior Lecturer

Jennifer Lee writes and teaches the essay in its many forms—personal, portrait, reverie, lyric, and list. Her courses include “Art of the Essay” and “Queer Memoir,” as well as “Autobiography & the Creative Impulse,” which she is teaching as part of the Pitt Prison Education Project inside SCI Somerset. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Hotel Amerika, Mid-American Review, Critical Quarterly, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, among others. In 2016 she was awarded an Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship, and in 2017 her essay, “Abbatoir Blues,” won the Jelly Bucket award for Creative Nonfiction. She is currently at work on a nature essay about the painter Seraphine Louis. Jennifer Lee is also a long time yogi and co-founder of Bloomfield Yoga, where she teaches classes to her fellow human beings.