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  • Responsibility of the Poet

    Date: 2014.08.22 | Category: Assignments, The Art of Writing | Response: 0

    As I ready for Fall semester, my mind is on “responsibility”- and I hope to convey to students, through the words of other writers, that we writers have a job to do, as scary and risky and lonely as that job can be.

    Interesting article, here’s an excerpt:  …a poetry that bears witness to the exigencies and horrors of the political moment in which the poem, and the poet, exists. This kind of poetry carries on speaking to the unimagined future. It sings of a spiritualized and a politicized vision, and it leaps into infinity.

    But, help, who wrote the article?

  • Social Media

    Date: 2014.07.26 | Category: Assignments | Response: 0

    How many of us have a love/hate relationship with social media?  For several months I blocked my Facebook account.  Truthfully I was a little envious of friends who travel and a little tired of friends asking for money.  Being semi-retired I have more time than money, usually.  But truth be told, I missed my Facebook friends (and I don’t really want to travel, and I give when I can  without being asked) .  I get newsworthy information, especially regarding the arts/artists/writers/books/movies/etcetera, as well as updates and photos from friends.  What I don’t fancy, I skip.

    However, now, I’ve been self-learning about other social media such as Twitter and Pinterest and making more use of my Linked-In account.  Many of my friends are utilizing all four social media outlets and I want to too!  So far it’s been fun, and educational-but I wonder if I have the stamina or the time to keep it up (as blog entry dates indicate, I’m a slacker).  I focus on two things:  writing, especially writing about mixed-race identity, and fashion, especially relating to thrift store finds!

    Here are my accounts:

    And you are here at !


    What’s your experience with social media?







    Date: 2012.09.15 | Category: Assignments | Response: 1

    Just a quick note.  A friend turned me on to and although I haven’t registered yet, what I discovered is my geneological history confirmed!  Wow!  I can’t explain what it means to know my father really did arrive on a boat from Hong Kong from China and my my mother is related to the plantation owner!  Thanks to my new friend Deb who has verified my life for me!  I can’t wait to learn more.
    Sherry Quan Lee


    Date: 2012.09.12 | Category: Assignments | Response: 0

    When I revamped my blog site, “Get A Critique of Your Poem” got buried-no wonder the poems haven’t been flying in!  But, I’m still offering critiques.  Though February has come and gone-let’s keep writing love poems!  Look on the right side menu and under PAGES click on GET A CRITIQUE OF YOUR POEM FOR MORE INFORMATION.


    Sherry Quan Lee

Artist Statement

Sherry Quan Lee approaches writing as a community resource and as culturally based art of an ordinary everyday practical aesthetic. Lee is a Community Instructor at Metropolitan State University (Intro to Creative Writing, Advanced Creative Writing), and has taught at Intermedia Arts, and the Loft Literary Center. She is the author of A Little Mixed Up, Guild Press, 1982 (second printing), Chinese Blackbird, a memoir in verse, published 2002 by the Asian American Renaissance, republished 2008 by Loving Healing Press, and How to Write a Suicide Note: serial essays that saved a woman’s life, Loving Healing Press, 2008.








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