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Chae(lee) Dalton is a wintertime writer and summertime ice cream maker. The Back of the Envelope editor for The Offing, they are the author of the chapbook Mother Tongue (Gold Line Press 2021) and their work appears or is forthcoming in Diagram, Pinwheel, and Penn Review. A queer Korean adoptee, Chae is working on a collection of poems about accumulation and grief, and an essay collection about sex, gender, love, and violence.


Chae lives in New York, where they teach kids and make things with their friends.

Drawing by Ahana Ganguly
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