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ISBN: 0918526825
Author: Li-Young Lee
Language: English
Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.; 1st edition (September 1, 1990)
Pages: 89
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
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Li-Young Lee's first poetry collection, Rose, won the New York University's 1986 Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award. His second collection, The City In Which I Love You, was the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets

Li-Young Lee's first poetry collection, Rose, won the New York University's 1986 Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award. His second collection, The City In Which I Love You, was the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets. His third collection, Book of My Nights, was awarded the 2002 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.

Book of My Nights (American Poets Continuum). Arise, Go Down The City In Which I Love You The Cleaving A Final Thing For A New Citizen Of These United States Furious Versions: 1 Furious Versions: 2 Furious Versions: 3 Furious Versions: 4 Furious Versions: 5 Furious Versions: 6 Furious Versions: 7 Goodnight Here I Am The Interrogation My Father, In Heaven, Is Reading Out Loud A Story This Hour And. What Is Dead This Room And Everything In It The Waiting With Ruins You Must Sing - Table of Poems from Poem Finder®.

Li-Young Lee (李立揚, pinyin: Lǐ Lìyáng) (born August 19, 1957) is an American poet. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents. His maternal great-grandfather was Yuan Shikai, China's first Republican President, who attempted to make himself emperor. Lee's father, who was a personal physician to Mao Zedong while in China, relocated his family to Indonesia, where he helped found Gamaliel University

Li-Young Lee was born in 1957 in Jakarta, Indonesia, of Chinese parents .

Li-Young Lee was born in 1957 in Jakarta, Indonesia, of Chinese parents. In 1959 his father, after spending a year as a political prisoner in President Sukarno's jails, fled Indonesia with his family. This book collects the best dozen interviews Li-Young Lee has granted since the 1986 publication of Rose, including the 1988 interview with Bill Moyers on his The Power of the Word series.

Li-Young Lee's poetry excels at turning perspectives and perceptions on their heads. I first read Li Young Lee’s The City in Which I Love You when I was in graduate school. He has a way of building unlike ideas that coalesce into a uniformed whole. li-young lee's work packs an emotional wallop. The Winged Seed: A Remembrance. his work explores love and grief in a remarkable way, and his poems are remarkable, multi-layered, and complex.

Title: City in Which I Love You Author: Lee, Li-Young Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist Publication Date: 1990/06/01 Number of Pages: 89 Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: 90061416 City in Which I Love You: Poems (American Poets Continuum).

I Love You But I'm Not in Love with You: Se. .by Marshall, Andrew G. Paperback. Harper Lee Paperback Children's and Young Adults Fiction Books. Last one. I Love You But I'm Not In Love With You by Andrew G. Marshall (Paperback, 2006). Good-night Willie Lee I'll See You in the Morning by Alice Walker Paperback 1987. by Levi, Jan Heller Paperback. Lee Child Paperback Children's and Young Adults Fiction Books. Additional site navigation.

Li-Young Lee was born in 1957 in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents. He attended the Universities of Pittsburgh and Arizona, and the State University of New York at Brockport. Academy of American Poets Educator Newsletter.

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ContentsI.Furious VersionisII. The InterrogationThis Hour And What Is DeadArise, Go DownMy Father, In Heaven, Is Reading Out LoudFor A New Citizen Of These United StatesWith RuinsIII.This Room And Everything In ItThe City In Which I Love YouIV.The WaitingA StoryGoodnightYou Must SingHere I AmA Final ThingV.The Cleaving

Comments:

Sudert
It is such a privilege to read the early work of an artist. Here are all the elements of his later work: the assured craftsmanship of language, the themes that pursue him through his other books [Rose 1986, The City in Which I Love You 1990, Book of My Nights 2001, Behind My Eyes 2008], seeing the world through his own eyes, his father's eyes and sieving it through high childhood religious training. In his later work, his poems have less sprawl, become compressed, welcome the reader to participate through the use of negative space and the intersection of words and themes that do double- and triple-duty. But here is a book of transitional poems, racing for and getting to that point. The long poem, "The Cleaving," is a masterpiece. I read it three times in succession the first time I read it. What a 'beautiful machine.' Whenever I'm exploring a used book store with a new friend, I always buy them something. More often than not it is a volume of the work of Li-Young Lee. I've never found these books put away on their shelves; they're always left out for quick reference or casual reading. 'Nuf said.
Elizabeth
The themes and tone of this volume of Mr. Lee's poetry is caught right away in the lengthy poem that is the entirety of Part I, "Furious Versions." His work is profoundly influenced by the loss of his father and the flight from their homeland. As he writes: "...a rose/rattles at my ear, where/is your father?/And the silent house/booms, Gone. Long gone." And, again, later, "...bodies drift out, farther out./My father holds my hand, he says,/Don't forget any of this." Almost a command from the father for the son to become the poet he has.

Fortunately for us, Mr. Lee decide to record his recollections in poetry and his losses have lead to some great writing. "Furious Versions" has some wonderful sections with great peaks of imagery. Following the lines quoted above, there is a burst of violence so sudden and subtle that I had to reread it to make sure that Mr. Lee wasn't giving us the moment of his father's death. But, in fact, that is to come. Later in the poem, he writes of an fascinating encounter with a blind man on the street in America who his father had helped twenty years ago in another country, another world, before leaving his sons behind him. It is an excellent poem.

More of Mr. Lee's relationship with his father is worked out as the book progresses. Some high points are poems like "The Interrogation," "My Father, in Heaven, Is Reading Out Loud," "A Story," and "Here I Am." And, though the poems come across as highly personal, he does find those necessary universals of the father/son relationship that resonate with the reader.

Ultimately, as a collection, however, the whole seems slightly less than its individual parts. The themes are so relentless that reading the poems straight through can seem like striking a single note too hard whereas it's difficult to find fault with the individual poems. When coming back to read this, as I'm sure I will, it will perhaps be better to dip into spots than take it in its entirety.
Nayatol
I really like Li-Young Lee and his poetry, but this one was much darker than I thought it was going to be. I read "Rose" and really fell in love with his words. I had already studied him in my English classes, watched tapes and interviews, and read his works on The Poetry Foundation, but I was surprised. I guess I shouldn't have been, but I thought it would go along the lines of "Rose" (me being stupid).

This book is still movingly beautiful. Lee writes about his father, his family's fleeing from country to country and settling in the U.S. Lee talks a lot about God, the Bible, and all things religious because his father, educated doctor and scholar in China, became a pastor in the U.S.

This book is beautiful and sad and well worth your time (although I did like "Rose" better).
JoJogar
My daughter LOVES this book. Poetry that really resonates with one's soul. Any book that develops a love for poetry is a worthwhile read.

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