Kai Carlson-Wee

California, United States

Member Since: 09/04/2013

Kai Carlson-Wee has rollerbladed professionally, surfed north of the Arctic Circle, and traveled across the country by freight train. His work has appeared in Narrative, Best New Poets, Poetry Northwest, and The Missouri Review. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he lives in San Francisco, California, and is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. 

Website: www.kaicarlsonwee.com

Twitter Username: @kaicarlsonwee


  • Jeffery E. Smith Editor's Prize - The Missouri Review(2014)
  • Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize(2012)
  • Wallace Stegner Fellowship(2011)


  • Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University (August 2013 - August 2014)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from University of Wisconsin-Madison (May 2011)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Minnesota (May 2006)

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