Margaret Rhee is a poet, new media artist, and scholar. She is the author of Love, Robot (The Operating System, 2017) named a 2017 Best Book of Poetry by Entropy Magazine, awarded an Elgin Award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and the 2019 Book Prize in Poetry by the Asian American Studies Association. She is also the author of poetry chapbooks Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011), and Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love (Finishing Line Press, 2015), awarded a 2017 Elgin Award, Science Fiction Poetry Association and named a 2015 Split This Rock Poetry Book We Love.
Her new media art project The Kimchi Poetry Machine was selected for the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3. Literary fellowships include Kundiman, Hedgebrook, the Kathy Acker Fellowship, and the Sierra Nevada College MFA 2019 Writer-in-Residence. Currently, she is completing her first monograph, How We Became Human: Race, Robots, and the Asian American Body, and a collection of lyrical essays on electronic literature.
She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in ethnic and new media studies and her BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. Currently, she is a College Fellow in Digital Practice in the English Department at Harvard University and an Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo in the Department of Media Study.