Apr 26 2018
Li-Young Lee - Poets Aloud

Li-Young Lee - Poets Aloud

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Carnegie Lecture Hall

Celebrated poet Li-Young Lee returns with a breathtaking new volume about the violence of desire and the peace of love.

The Undressing is a tonic for spiritual anemia; it attempts to uncover things hidden since the dawn of the world. These mysterious, unassuming poems investigate the human violence and dispossession increasingly prevalent around the world, as well as the horrors of growing up as a child of refugees. Lee draws from disparate sources, including the Old Testament, the Dao De Jing, and the music of the Wu-Tang Clan. While the subjects of these layered, impassioned poems are wide-ranging, their driving engine is a burning need to understand our collective human mission. Read the title poem from The Undressingonline.

Li-Young Lee was born in Djakarta, Indonesia in 1957 to Chinese political exiles. Both of Lee’s parents came from powerful families: Lee’s great-grandfather was the first president of the Republic of China, and Lee’s father had been the personal physician to Mao Zedong. In Indonesia, anti-Chinese sentiment resulted in Dr. Lee’s yearlong detention as a political prisoner. After his release, the Lee family fled, arriving in the United States in 1964, eventually settling in Vandergrift, PA. Lee began writing poems as a student at the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied with Gerald Stern.

Admission Info

Free Admission, with registration: https://pittsburghlectures.org/lectures/li-young-lee/

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Dates & Times

2018/04/26 - 2018/04/26

Location Info

Carnegie Lecture Hall

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Parking Info

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Accessibility Info

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