Back to Concrete Front CoverMonica Lee Copeland is the author of Back to Concrete: On Home, Love, Sisters and Struggle (Deyo on Parchment Press, 2012).

Her work has been published in  Don’t Blame the Ugly Mug: 10 Years of 2 Idiots Peddling Poetry (Tebot Bach, 2011), Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry (Manic D Press, 2000), and in the award-winning documentary film Slam Nation, which aired on HBO and Starz 2000-2002. One can hear Monica Lee’s poems “Questions of a Courtesan” and “Tibetan Table” on the Pacific Asia Museum’s Audio Tour.She holds a Master in Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Enjoy the poems below and view videos of poetry performances.