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Ed Bok Lee Full Story


Join us on April 12 at 7 pm in the Kay Fredericks Ballroom for a celebration of Ed Bok Lee's newest collection of poetry, Mitochondrial Night, from Coffeehouse Press.



About the Book


Taking mitochondrial DNA as his guide, Lee explores familial and national legacies, and their persistence across shifting boundaries and the erosions of time. In these poems, the trait of an ancestor appears in the face of a newborn, and in her cry generations of women’s voices echo. Stories, benign and traumatic, travel far and wide. Using lush, exact imagery, whether about the corner bar or an invasion in medieval Korea, Lee is a careful observer, tracking and documenting the way that seemingly small moments can explode into larger insights.


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