Additional Resources for The Weight of Sweetness by Li-Young Lee

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Baumli, Francis, ed., Men Freeing Men: Exploding the Myth of the Traditional Male, New Atlantis Press, 1991.

This collection of short essays explores a variety of men's social roles, paying particular attention to how men negotiate gendered behavior and social expectations of maleness.

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

Part prose poem, part memoir, The Winged Seed presents memories of Lee's family in Indonesia in a dreamy, poetic prose. Readers feels as if they're seeing Lee's descriptions as if through gauze.

Miller, Matt, "Poetry: Asian-American Li-Young Lee Lights Up His Family's Murky Past," in Far Eastern Economic Review, May 30, 1996. pp. 34-37.

American poet Li-Young Lee's work addresses his family's past and the challenges he faced in learning English. He was born in Indonesia, but his family was forced to leave because of a crackdown on ethnic Chinese. He is uncertain about the history of his...

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