by Li-Young Lee
Immigrant Blues Resources
Here you can check out a brief biography of our poet, more information about his career, and a bunch of Lee's awesome poems.
Take a peek at this transcript of an interview with Lee. He seems like a pretty interesting dude, if we may say so.
Check out these great videos of Lee reading poems and talking about poetry in general. Hearing about poetry from a poet? Doesn't get much better than that.
Hear Lee read this poem in his own slow, meditative way. His reading <em>totally</em> fits the poem.
This episode of NPR's Weekend Edition features a profile of Lee, in which he reads some of his work and talks about his ridiculously fascinating life and family.
Here's a rather dramatic shot of our poet, looking pensive (as poets do).
And here's the cover of Lee's book Behind My Eyes, which features "Immigrant Blues." What do you make of the book's title?
If you liked "Immigrant Blues," you just might want to check out the collection of poetry in which the poem appears.
Take a look at this collection of interviews, exploring Lee's history, poetry, writing practices, and then some. This book has got it all.