Poetry Reading with Li-Young Lee and Janet Sternburg
Sunday, January 8th, 2 pm
The Ruskin Art Club
800 S. Plymouth Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
LI-YOUNG LEE is an Asian American poet, born in Jakarta, Indonesia to Chinese parents. Lee has attended the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Arizona, and the State University of New York at Brockport. He has also taught at Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. Lee has written several poetry collections including Book of My Nights (2001), The City in Which I Love You (Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets for 1990), and Rose (New York University’s 1986 Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award). His memoir, The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (1995), received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Lee’s poems have also been published in three Pushcart Prize: Best of Small Presses anthologies. His honors include a Lannan Literary Award, a Whiting Writer’s Award, grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship.
JANET STERNBURG is the author of Optic Nerve (Red Hen Press, 2005). Her other books include Phantom Limb and two volumes of The Writer on Her Work. As former Director of Writers in Performance at the Manhattan Theatre Club, she created new ways to present literature on stage, producing evenings devoted to Raymond Chandler, Isak Dinesen, Colette and Louise Bogan; for public television, she also produced the prize-winning film, Virginia Woolf: The Moment Whole. Her photography has been honored with one-person exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and Mexico, as well as by extensive portfolios in Aperture and Art Journal, and appears in private and museum collections. Former Vice-President of PEN USA, she currently serves on its board, and also on the Visiting Committees for the Writing Programs at CalArts and Antioch University.