Li-Young Lee: notes on his reading of some poems and answers to some questions in San Jose, November 2003
Behind my Eyes (2008).
Rose (1986) by Li-Young Lee.
His first (and many call it his best) poetry collection.
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City in Which I Love You (1990) by Li-Young Lee.
A lyrical memoir of childhood and youth in privilege in pre-revolutionary China, in Mao Zedong's China (his father was Mao's physician), Indonesia (where Li-Young Lee was born in 1957 and his direct experiences began), Hong Kong, and the U.S.A. (where he arrived in 1964).
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The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (1999) by Li-Young Lee.
Published as written, without revision.
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His work appears in:
Best American Poetry: 2016 (guest editor Edward Hirsch) with "Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet".
|Highlights of Poetry. Index of poetry. How to Write Poetry. Books read.|
How to write specific forms:
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
Ballade. Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Prose poem. Rondeau. Rubáiyát.
Sestina. Skaldic verse. Sonnet. Tanka. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
Bashō. The Beowulf Poet. Billy Collins. Billy Collins exercise.
Snorri's Edda. Carl Dennis. Charles Atkinson. Chase Twichell. Corey Marks.
François Villon Franz Wright. Galway Kinnell. Gary Young. The Gawain Poet.
J. D. McClatchy. J. Zimmerman. J. Zimmerman (haiku). J. Zimmerman (tanka).
Jack Gilbert. Jane Hirshfield. Jean Vengua.
Jorie Graham. Karen Braucher. Karl Shapiro. Kay Ryan.
Laureate Poets: Britain; USA.
Len Anderson. Les Murray. Li-Young Lee (and Li-Young Lee reading 2003).
Linda Pastan. Louise Glück. Marianna Monaco (haiku).
Mary Oliver. Nordic Skalds. Pulitzer Poetry Prize (U.S.A). Rainer Maria Rilke Richard Hugo. Robert Bly.
Sappho. Sara Teasdale. Shiki (haiku). Snorri's Edda. Stephen Dunn.
Ted Kooser. W.S. Merwin.
The lake keeps changing its mind, undecided between the word for the end of August and the color just before grapes ripen. © Li-Young Lee
Includes poems that he read in his 2003 San Jose reading:
How to Write Your Poetry.
Books of Poetry Form.
Alphabetic list of poetry forms and related topics. Books on Writing Your Poetry.
© 2003-2016 by J. Zimmerman,
except for work quoted from other writers.
The quoted poems are Copyright © 2003-2015 by Li-Young Lee.
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