The Undressing

The Undressing

Poems

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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"The Undressing is a tonic for spiritual anemia; it attempts to uncover things hidden since the dawn of the world. Short of achieving that end, these mysterious, unassuming poems investigate the human violence and dispossession increasingly prevalent around the world, as well as the horrors the poet grew up with as a child of refugees. Lee draws from disparate sources, including the Old Testament, the Dao De Jing, and the music of the Wu-Tang Clan. While the ostensive subjects of these layered, impassioned poems are wide-ranging, their driving engine is a burning need to understand our collective human mission." -- Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393065435
039306543X
Characteristics: 95 pages ; 22 cm

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William Carlos Williams Award winner Lee (Book of My Nights) elucidates his family's history, and the sometimes violent circumstances surrounding their escape from China to Indonesia as political refugees finally settling in the United States in 1964.


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Dec 04, 2018

Hidden Hearing
The Word from his Song and
All About the Birds are my favorites. Beautiful collection.

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