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Rebecca Wee

Connection to Illinois: Wee currently holds the post of Associate Professor on the English faculty at Augustana College in Rock Island. She served as Quad Cities poet laureate from 2003-2005.

Biography: Rebecca Wee is a former editor of The Minnesota Review, she earned her MFA from George Mason University and has received several awards for her poetry. She served as editorial assistant to Carolyn Forche on her 1993 anthology Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness.

  • Uncertain Grace 2000 Hayden Carruth Award for New and Emerging Poets

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Uncertain Grace
ISBN: 1556591543 OCLC: 46729389

Copper Canyon Press 2001

Winner of the 2000 Hayden Carruth Award for New and Emerging Poets. Rebecca Wee's award-winning debut is a moody and lyrical mosaic where the reader is presented multiple and simultaneous points of reality. As line after line gathers details from the world, Wee's poems build in momentum, give voice to the silenced, and explore the poet's impulse to create art that transcends suffering.