Breaking the Alabaster Jar : Conversations with Li-Young Lee
Edited by Earl G. Ingersoll [College at Brockport emeritus].
Includes interviews of Brockport alumnus Li-Young Lee by several College at Brockport emeriti (Earl Ingersoll, William Heyen, Stan Rubin) and former faculty member (Anthony Piccione).
A collection of the best dozen interviews given by Li-Young Lee over the past twenty years. From a twenty-nine-year-old poet prodigy to a seasoned veteran in high demand for readings and appearances across the United States and abroad, these interviews capture Li-Young Lee at various stages of his artistic development. He not only discusses his family’s flight from political oppression in China and Indonesia, but how that journey affected his poetry and the engaging, often painful, insights being raised a cultural outsider in America afforded him. Other topics include spirituality (primarily Christianity and Buddhism) and a wide range of aesthetic topics such as literary influences, his own writing practices, the role of formal and informal education in becoming a writer, and his current life as a famous and highly sought-after American poet. --Publisher's description
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, 2006.
191 p. ; 23 cm.
American reader series ; v. 7.
Ingersoll, Earl G.; Lee, Li-Young; Heyen, William; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel; and Piccione, Anthony, "Breaking the Alabaster Jar : Conversations with Li-Young Lee" (2006). Brockport Bookshelf. 66.