Poetry of Li-Young Lee Is ‘Descended from Dreamers’

BY Tom LeGro  March 3, 2008 at 6:11 PM EDT

Li-Young Lee was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents who had been exiled from China. After fleeing the regime of Indonesian President Sukarno in 1959 through Hong Kong, Macau and Japan, his family settled in the United States in 1964. He shares two poems from his recent collection.

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