Li-Young Lee

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Birthday
19, 1957
Birthplace
Indonesia
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1957 (age 61)
Birthplace
Indonesia

About

Asian-American poet known for The City in Which I Love You, Book of My Nights, and other award-winning works. His numerous literary honors include the William Carlos Williams Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the American Book Award.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Pittsburgh, the State University of New York at Brockport, and the University of Arizona.

Trivia

His poems are marked by their simplicity, quiet passion, and depth of imagery.

Family Life

He was born in Indonesia to a prominent Chinese family. His grandfather, Yuan Shikai, was the first Republican President of China, and his father was the personal doctor of Mao Zedong.

Associated With

He was influenced by the nature-themed poetry of Mary Oliver.