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Born in Indonesia, of Chinese parents, the poet Li-Young Lee moved to the United States as a young boy. He has taught at Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. He is the author of "Book of My Nights" (BOA Editions, 2001); "The City in Which I Love You" (1991), which was the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection; and "Rose" (1986), which won the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award. His memoir, "The Winged Seed: A Remembrance" (Simon and Schuster, 1995), won the American Book Award. His other honors include a Lannan Literary Award, a Whiting Writer's Award, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. He lives in Chicago with his family.

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Li-Young Lee