For a Citizen of These United States Summary
Li-Young Lee

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For a Citizen of These United States Summary

Li-Young Lee's "For a New Citizen of These United States" appeared in the poet's second collection, The City in Which I Love You, published in Brockport, New York, in 1990. Like the majority of Lee's poems, this one is based on his memories of a turbulent childhood, beginning with his family's escape from Indonesia by boat in the middle of the night when he was only two years old. The past often plays a...

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