Monday, March 03, 2008

Li-Young Lee on PBS NewsHour tonight

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March 3, 2008

As part of our ongoing NewsHour Poetry Series, tonight we look at poet Li-Young Lee.

Lee was born in Indonesia to Chinese parents in 1957, and moved to the United Stated in 1964. He is author of the award-winning books of poetry, Book of My Nights, The City in Which I Love You, and Rose. In 2003, he was a recipient of a Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, and is a winner of a Lannan Literary Award, a Whiting Writer's Award, and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award. His latest book came out this year, and is called Behind My Eyes.

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Lisa Allender said...

I missed Li Young Lee!!Gee, I just love his stuff. Got to hear him. Alot. At IU's Writers' Conference, Summer 2004(I was in Maureen Seaton's workshop).
I have tagged you, for a meme, Anne. Please come read me, at:

Anonymous said...

I was so glad this was one - I thought it was pretty hilarious though. Li-Yong rocks but it's funny seeing poetry in such a slick sound bite like that. I am so unused to it! Thanks for the tip.