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Annual Tabet Poetry Reading

Each spring, an acclaimed poet gives a reading at Dominican University. This event is made possible through the generosity of the Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Endowment Fund.

About the Poet

Li-Young Lee (李立揚, pinyin: Lǐ Lìyáng) (born August 19, 1957) is an American poet.  Lee's writing has been influenced by classic Chinese poets, such as Li Bai and Du Fu. Many of Lee's poems are filled with themes of simplicity, strength, and silence. All are strongly influenced by his family history, childhood, and individuality. He writes with simplicity and passion which creates images that take the reader deeper and also requires his audience to fill in the gaps with their own imagination. These feelings of exile and boldness to rebel take shape as they provide common themes for poems.

For more information on the author, please visit www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/li-young-lee.

Works to Check Out