***PLEASE NOTE THE 7:30 PM START TIME***
The Regulator Bookshops welcomes poet Li-Young Lee for a “Meet & Greet.” Lee’s poetry is noted for its use of silence and its mysticism, engaging in life and memory while building and shaping the self from words. Li-Young Lee's books will be available for sale and he will be available to sign them. Sponsored with generous support by Jacar Press.
Poet Li-Young Lee was born in Indonesia to Chinese political exiles. Lee’s father was arrested and held as a political prisoner for a year, and after his release, the Lee family fled through Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan, arriving in the United States in 1964. Lee and his parents moved from Seattle to Pennsylvania. His father read to him frequently as a child. Lee began to seriously write poems at the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied with Gerald Stern. His work has been awarded the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award, the Lamont Poetry Selection, and the William Carlos William Award.