Karen Lee is most captivated by Voice. Sound. Beat. A lyrical storyteller reclaiming voice against tyrannies that silence. Lee supports accessibility and social justice as a Jamaican Patois Court interpreter (Ministry of the Attorney General Registry), voiceover artist, described video narrator, vocalist, actor and poet. Lee’s poetry is published in The Malahat Review, Brick / Brickyard, the Humber Literary Review, Watch Your Head: Writers and Artists Respond to the Climate Crisis, commissioned for Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 – AGO, and shortlisted for the Small Axe Literary Prize. Tekkin Back Tongue, her poetry manuscript in progress, is named after her self-directed writing residency in Ghana, Kenya (2018).