The City in Which I Love You

The City in Which I Love You

by Li-Young Lee

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ISBN-13: 9780918526830
Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Publication date: 06/01/1990
Series: American Poets Continuum Series , #20
Pages: 89
Sales rank: 517,312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author


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. Between 1959 and 1964 the Lee family traveled throughout Hong Kong, Macau and Japan, until arriving in America.

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.

In September 2006, BOA Editions published Breaking the Alabaster Jar: Conversations with Li-Young Lee, edited by Earl G. Ingersoll. 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. Breaking the Alabaster Jar contains new insights on Li-Young Lee's aesthetics, history, and various philosophies. Breaking the Alabaster Jar is an invaluable companion to Li-Young Lee's previous award-winning poetry collections.

Li-Young Lee currently lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife Donna and their two children.

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The City in Which I Love You 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Elecid on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Although he's a very good reader, and definitely a wonderful man (as a previous reviewer noted), I find his poetry highly simplistic. I just don't feel it has the depth that many people seem to think it does.I felt as if I was reading poetry by a particularly insightful five-year-old. But my taste is unusual. Give me some Wallace Stevens.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Lee's second collection of poems is different from his other collections. the poems are longer and centered around his personal history more than the other two. This collection isn't as strong as his first _Rose_ or latest _Book of My Nights_ but still is a strong collection.