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Descended from Dreamers: Poems by Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents who had been exiled from China. After fleeing the regime of Indonesian President Sukarno in 1959 through Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan, his family settled in the United States in 1964. He shares two poems from his recent collection. 04:24

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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