Li-Young Lee

Scope and Content

Consists of letters and proofs relating to the published poetry works of Li-Young Lee.

Administrative / Biographical History

Li-Young Lee has published three collections in the States, Rose (1986), winner of the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, The City in Which I Love You (1991), the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection, and Book of My Nights (2001), as well as a memoir, The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (1995), which received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He has received many other awards, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lannan Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Writer’s Award from the Mrs Giles Whiting Foundation. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. From Blossoms: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2007) is his first British publication.