Classical 91.5

I Loved You Before I Was Born

Mar 30, 2017

I Loved You Before I Was Born by Li-Young Lee, read by Jack Langerak

Li-Young Lee is the author of four collections of poetry, three from BOA Editions: Book of My Nights (2001), which won the 2002 William Carlos Williams Award; The City in Which I Love You (1990), which was the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection; and Rose (1986) which won the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award.


WXXI Poetry Moments are created in collaboration with Rochester-based BOA Editions, in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Li-Young Lee's other work includes Breaking the Alabaster Jar: Conversations with Li-Young Lee (BOA, 2006), a collection of twelve interviews with Lee at various stages of his artistic development; and The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (Simon & Schuster, 1995), a memoir which received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. A second edition of The Winged Seed: A Remembrance was published by BOA in 2013 which included a new forward by the author. Printed in honor of BOA Editions' 40th anniversary in 2016, The Word from His Song, an exclusive, limited edition chapbook of new Li-Young Lee poems bound together with a beautifully designed letterpress cover is available exclusively through BOA’s online bookstore.

https://www.boaeditions.org/collections/li-young-lee/products/the-word-from-his-son