2019 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize Winner selected by judge Tanya Ko Hong It was truly a pleasure and privilege to read this poem! I read it again and... Read more →
Leyi (Lily) Lyu is a 17-year-old Chinese amateur poet currently studying at United World College in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has been on the move every 2 or 3 years to a different country due to family circumstances. Since a very early age, Lily has read widely and let her mind be the wanderess guiding her writing. She particularly enjoyed her experience learning about Poetry & Identity while attending the Telluride Association Summer Program. She believes that poetry is an important means for expressing the raw impacts of change upon one’s circumstances under a diasporic framework. One day, she hopes to graduate with a Political Science degree and leave the world in a slightly better place than she found it.
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