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Li-Young Lee: York College: 3/29/06

posted from the York College website:

Award-winning poet Li-Young Lee will give a poetry reading on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the MAC Recital Hall at York College [click
here for directions to campus].

Born to exiled Chinese parents, Lee’s maternal grandfather was China’s first republican president and his father was physician to Communist leader, Mao Tse-tung. Lee’s parents avoided political persecution and escaped to Indonesia after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. There Li-Young Lee was born and spent most of his childhood traveling through Hong Kong and Japan before finally arriving in the United States in 1964.

Lee attended the University of Pittsburgh, University of Arizona and the State University of New York at Brockport. He has also taught at many universities including the University of Iowa and Northwestern University. Li-Young Lee currently resides in Chicago and is one of the few full-time poets in the United States.

Li-Young Lee is the author of three books of poetry, including his most recent, Book of My Nights. His award-winning books include the Delmore Schwartz Memorial winner, Rose; the American Book Award winner, The Winged Seed: A Remembrance; and the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection, The City in Which I Love You.

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