Hometown: Missoula, MT
Dates in Sitka: 2012-09
Robert Lee is a poet, novelist, and essayist from Missoula, Montana. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. His humorous, epistolary novel, Guiding Elliott, was published by Lyon’s Press in 1997. His work has been published in the anthologies Poems Across the Big Sky and New Montana Stories, and in Montana Magazine as well as in many small presses. His essay “Midsummer Musings“ was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Robert teaches writing in grade schools and high schools with the Missoula Writing Collaborative, and he is a writing tutor at the University of Montana. His outreach placements with MWC include two years in Arlee, Montana on the Flathead Reservation and three month-long residencies (2008-2010) in Hydaburg, Alaska. His love affair with Alaska began with his first visit (to Fairbanks) in 1969, and he is particularly enamored of South East. He is excited to write and to engage with community members during his first visit to Sitka.