Distinguished Poet Li-Young Lee to Read at Augie

The River Readings at Augustana is proud to present its third visiting writer this year: poet Li-Young Lee. Reading at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, Lee is an award-winning poet who lives in Chicago. Of Chinese descent, Lee was born in Indonesia where his family was persecuted, his father thrown in jail. When his father escaped, Lee and his family fled the country and after some years moving around the world ended up in the U.S. where Lee’s father became a Presbyterian  minister. Lee writes about exile, home, family, love, and the everyday mysteries of reality. Known as a good reader, Lee will also visit two classes on Thursday. Wednesday evening, Lee will appear at Bettendorf Public Library where he was the judge of a poetry contest.

Margi Rogal

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