ABOUT B. J. LEE

  • B.J. Lee is an author and award-winning poet with over 100 poems published in anthologies and magazines. Her debut picture book, THERE WAS AN OLD GATOR WHO SWALLOWED A MOTH, launched in 2019. She has written poems for CONSTRUCTION PEOPLE (Wordsong; ed. Lee Bennett Hopkins), BLESSINGS FOR OUR PETS (Eerdmans; ed. Lee Bennett Hopkins), THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOK OF NATURE POETRY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S POETRY OF US (both edited by J.
    Patrick Lewis), ONE MINUTE TILL BEDTIME (Little Brown; ed. Kenn Nesbitt), THE
    POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR CELEBRATIONS and GREAT MORNING (both editred by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong of Pomelo Books), MOONSTRUCK (Otter-Barry), SPACED OUT (Bloomsbury), I AM A JIGSAW (Bloomsbury),  and
    many others. She has written poems for Highlights, Spider, The School Magazine, The
    Journal of Childrens’s Literature, The SCBWI Bulletin
    and many others. She’s had poems nominated 7 years for the Rhysling
    Award (published in THE RHYSLING ANTHOLOGY 2011, 2012, 2013,
    2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018).
     She reached the Final Four in The March Madness Poetry Contest in 2014 http://www.thinkkidthink.com/incontinent-vs-kerfuffle/B.J. earned a M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons
    College and a B.A. in English. She lives in Florida with her poet husband,
    Malcolm Deeley, and toy poodle, Bijoux. BJ blogs about poetic forms at Today’s Little Ditty
     and her
    website is
    www.childrensauthorbjlee.com

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    Behind the Dancing Rain


    Touchdown

    2015

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    Faces in the Clouds


    Blast Off

    2015

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    Moored


    Blast Off

    2015

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    Poet on the Lam


    SCBWI Bulletin

    2015

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    Riding the Dark


    Frostfire Worlds

    2016

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    The Dreaded Dreadnoughtus


    Frostfire Worlds

    2015

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    The Legend of the Flying Dutchman


    Crow Toes Quarterly

    2010

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    The Place


    Beyond Centauri

    2013

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    The Right Word


    The Journal of Children's Literature

    2014

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    The Sense-Sational Sea


    Highlights For Children

    2013

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    The Toirtoise's Encounter


    Beyond Centauri

    2011