Mar 03

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

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…

Arts Mar 03

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Li-Young Lee Reflects on Finding Home and Family

In an extended interview, Li-Young Lee reflects on his sense of home, how he finds it in Chicago and in poems, and on his family, who came to the United States as political refugees. He also reads some of his…

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