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About the Author

Ed Bok Lee attended kindergarten in Seoul, grew up in North Dakota and Minnesota, and has since lived in a half-dozen cities around the world. He has studied Slavics at the Universities of California—Berkeley, Minnesota, Kazakh StateAlmaty, Indiana University, and holds an MFA from Brown University. His work has been published in journals, magazines and anthologies, including Arts & Letters, Crab Orchard Review, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Manoa, Speakeasy, Take Ten II (Vintage), Key Ingredients: America by Food, among others. Grants and awards for his writing include support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Loft Literary Center, SASE, and the Jerome Foundation. Lee has read his poems, stories, and poelogues at over 200 venues, including schools, prisons, reservations, shelters, arts and cultural events and organizations, poetry clubs and bars, and numerous colleges and universities across the nation.

Something to Declare: Celebrating Writers of Color
Something to Declare: Celebrating Writers of Color When: Monday, October 16, 2006
Where: Donnell Library Center: 20 West 53rd St., NYC
What Time: 7 p.m.

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Ed Bok Lee: From Real Karaoke People
Ed Bok Lee: From Real Karaoke People But my favorite season is autumn, / when my father’s evening tea changes color / for all the leaves fallen into the river, / and my mother rests on the sofa / after work and asks me to remove any silver / from her hair / like sewing in reverse >> Read more
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