Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee was born in Indonesia to parents who were Chinese exiles. Early in his life the family moved to the US. His first collection was Rose (BOA Editions, 1985) and his most recent is The Undressing (WW Norton, 2018). His work has been praised for its lyricism and its spareness. Li-Young often uses personal experience or memory as a starting point for the exploration of universal or abstract themes.

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