Additional Resources for Early in the Morning by Li-Young Lee

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Lee, Li-Young, The Winged Seed, Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Lee's memoir of his family's life in China and Indonesia
reads at times like a prose poem. This is a
fine introduction to many of the characters that populate
Lee's poems.


Maira, Sunaina, and Rajini Srikanth, eds., Contours of the Heart: South Asians Map North America, Temple University Press, 1996.

Winner of the 1997 American Book Award from the
Before Columbus Foundation, this anthology critically
explores the family tension about the concept
of home for South Asians who have immigrated to
America. It includes fiction, poetry, essays, and photography.



Miller, Matt, "Darkness Visible," in Far Eastern Economic Review, Vol. 159, Issue 22, pp. 34-37.

This short essay describes Lee's family's migration
to the United States after leaving Indonesia, Lee's
emergence as a poet, and his kinship to classic Chinese
poets Li Bo and Tu Fu of the Tang dynasty.


Wong, Cynthia Sau-Ling, Reading Asian-American...

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