Lee Upton is an American poet, fiction writer, literary critic, and a graduate of the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
She is the author of several books of poetry, fiction, and literary criticism, including The Muse of Abandonment (1998, Bucknell University Press), Civilian Histories (2000, University of Georgia Press), Undid in the Land of Undone (2007, New Issues/Western Michigan University Press), and The Guide to the Flying Island (2009, Miami University Press). She is a professor of English and writer in residence at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. In 1990 Upton collaborated with artist Ed Kerns and fellow poet Charles Molesworth on a collaborative exhibition of poetry and images at the Williams Center in Easton.
Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, and DoubleTake.