Breaking the Alabaster Jar: Conversations with Li-Young Lee by Li-Young Lee,Earl G. Ingersoll

By Li-Young Lee,Earl G. Ingersoll

In the foreword to Li-Young Lee’s first publication, Rose (BOA versions, 1986), Gerald Stern wrote, “What characterizes Li-Young Lee’s poetry is a definite type of humility, one of those crafty, a love of undeniable speech, a look for knowledge and realizing. . . . i feel we're within the presence of a real spirit.” Poetry fans agree! Rose has long past directly to promote greater than 80 thousand copies, and Li-Young Lee has develop into one of many country’s so much cherished poets.

Breaking the Alabaster Jar: Conversations with Li-Young Lee is a suite of the easiest dozen interviews given through Li-Young Lee during the last two decades. From a twenty-nine-year-old poet prodigy to a professional veteran in excessive call for for readings and appearances around the usa and in a foreign country, those interviews catch Li-Young Lee at numerous levels of his creative improvement. He not just discusses his family’s flight from political oppression in China and Indonesia, yet how that trip affected his poetry and the attractive, usually painful, insights being raised a cultural outsider in the US afforded him. different issues contain spirituality (primarily Christianity and Buddhism) and quite a lot of aesthetic subject matters reminiscent of literary affects, his personal writing practices, the position of formal and casual schooling in turning into a author, and his present lifestyles as a well-known and hugely sought-after American poet.

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