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Monday, April 26, 2010

Guggenheim-winning Poet Li-Young Lee at Taft

4:00 pm, May 14, 2010
Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati

The Charles Phelps Taft Center at the University of Cincinnati is pleased to announce a reading and lecture by renowned poet Li-Young Lee. Lee is the keynote speaker of the Taft Center’s three-day Annual Symposium.

Li-Young Lee is the author of four critically acclaimed books of poetry including his most recent, Behind My Eyes (Norton, 2008). Earlier volumes include Book of My Nights (BOA, 2001); Rose (BOA, 1986), winner of the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award; The City in Which I Love You (BOA, 1991), the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection; and a memoir entitled The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (Simon and Schuster, 1995), which received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

Lee's honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lannan Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

"What characterizes Lee's poetry is a certain humility…a willingness to let the sublime enter his field of concentration and take over, a devotion to language, a belief in its holiness."—Gerald Stern

This event is free and open to the public.

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