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Mary Soon Lee

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Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but has lived in Pittsburgh for thirty years. She is a Grand Master of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association and a three-time winner of both the AnLab Readers’ Award and the Rhysling Award. Her work has appeared in Science, American Scholar, Analog, Asimov's, F&SF, Strange Horizons and Uncanny Magazine. Her latest books are from opposite shores of the poetry ocean: "How to Navigate Our Universe," containing 128 astronomy poems, and "The Sign of the Dragon," novel-length epic fantasy, winner of the Elgin Award. She hides her online presence with a cryptically named website ( and an equally cryptic Twitter account (@MarySoonLee).

Radon Works

"Right to Shelter" – Issue 7

"Coffin / Cradle" – Issue 7

"Detritus” – Issue 5

"Downlift” – Issue 5


Mary offers invaluable insight on how poetry collections are born, the beauty that can be found in mathematics, elements, and the stars, along with the coveted process of obtaining and working with an agent.

November 9, 2023

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