Rose (New Poets of America) (Paperback)

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"This collection of poetry is my favorite thing to toss into a bag for a day trip to Enchanted Rock or a stroll down the street to Bouldin Creek Cafe. Laden with ripe wonder, heavy with grief, earthy, reflective, exuberant — I want to share these poems with everyone I know. Here is a bite out of one of my favorite in the collection, “From Blossoms”:“O, to take what we love inside,to carry within us an orchard, to eatnot only the skin, but the shade,not only the sugar, but the days, to holdthe fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into  the round jubilance of peach.”Grab a copy of the  book to read the rest of this perfect peach season poem, and so many sweet, juicy others."

— Margaret


Table of Contents

The Gift
The Weight Of Sweetness
From Blossoms
Dreaming Of Hair
Early In The Morning
Falling: The Code
My Indigo
Eating Alone

Always A Rose

Eating Together
I Ask My Mother To Sing
Ash, Snow, Or Moonlight
The Life
The Weepers
Rain Diary
My Sleeping Loved Ones
Between Seasons
Visions And Interpretations.

About the Author

Li-Young Lee was born in 1957 in Jakarta, Indonesia, of Chinese parents. In 1959 his father, after spending a year as a political prisoner in President Sukarno's jails, fled Indonesia with his family. Between 1959 and 1964 the Lee family traveled throughout Hong Kong, Macau and Japan, until arriving in America. Li-Young Lee's first poetry collection, Rose, won the New York University's 1986 Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award. His second collection, The City In Which I Love You, was the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets. His third collection, Book of My Nights, was awarded the 2002 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. In September 2006, BOA Editions published Breaking the Alabaster Jar: Conversations with Li-Young Lee, edited by Earl G. Ingersoll. This book collects the best dozen interviews Li-Young Lee has granted since the 1986 publication of Rose, including the 1988 interview with Bill Moyers on his The Power of the Word series. Breaking the Alabaster Jar contains new insights on Li-Young Lee's aesthetics, history, and various philosophies. Breaking the Alabaster Jar is an invaluable companion to Li-Young Lee's previous award-winning poetry collections. Li-Young Lee currently lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife Donna and their two children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780918526533
ISBN-10: 0918526531
Publisher: BOA Editions
Publication Date: March 1st, 1993
Pages: 71
Language: English
Series: New Poets of America