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From Blossoms free pdf Li-Young Lee is a leading American poet, born in Indonesia, whose poetry fuses memory, family, culture and history to explore love, exile, family and mortality. This selection, drawn from three collections and a memoir, shows Lee searching for understanding and for the right language to give form to what is invisible and evanescent. 'His poems are made from his life with his life- his poems are earned. He dares to be simple. And he is surely among the finest young poets alive' - "American Poetry Review". 'Li-Young Lee has been praised for his passionate poetry and its deceptively simple style. His poems are unique in their emotional intensity and metaphysical abstraction, particularly at a time when many contemporary American poets are breaking away from the "lyric I" in order to articulate an unstable and plural "I"...Many of his poems recall his father, who is portrayed as strict and tender, powerful and vulnerable, godlike and human' - Xiaojing Zhou, "Heath Anthology of American Literature". Li-Young Lee was born in 1957 in Jakarta, Indonesia, of Chinese parents. His great-grandfather, Yuan Shikai, was China's first republican president (1912-16). His father, Lee Kuo Yuan, a deeply religious Christian physician, was personal secretary to Communist leader Mao Tse-tung. After they fell out, Lee's father escaped to Indonesia, where he helped found Gamaliel University, but was later imprisoned for19 months in Sukarno's jails and in a leper colony, before he managed to escape and take his family out of the country. After a five-year trek through Hong Kong, Macau and Japan, they settled in the United States in 1964, where Lee's father became a Presbyterian minister. Assisting his father on preaching trips in Pennsylvania was another of Li-Young Lee's formative experiences.

About Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee has published three collections in the States, Rose (1986), winner of the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, The City in Which I Love You (1991), the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection, and Book of My Nights (2001), as well as a memoir, The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (1995), which received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He has received many other awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lannan Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Writer's Award from the Mrs Giles Whiting Foundation. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. From Blossoms (Bloodaxe Books, 2007) is his first British publication.

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Author : Li-Young Lee
Publisher : Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Data Published : 10 January 2007
ISBN : 1852246987
EAN : 9781852246983
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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