Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee is an Assistant Editor for Narrative Magazine and an intern for Copper Canyon Press. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Literary Review, BOAAT, cream city review, DIAGRAM, Fugue, NASTY WOMEN POETS: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press), phoebe, and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the 2017 So to Speak Poetry Contest and the 2017 Greg Grummer Poetry Award. Find her online at readjessicalee.wordpress.com.


My mom found my condoms

I’m eight hundred miles away

and my family is painting over the red

walls of teenage bedroom/boudoir,

boxing up

the contents of my flower-knobbed…
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