This Hour and What Is Dead
by Li-Young Lee
This Hour and What Is Dead Resources
Their profile of Lee includes a brief biography of Lee's fascinating life, plus a ton of his poems. This site is definitely worth a visit (or two).
If the Poetry Foundation doesn't float your boat, check out Lee's profile over at Poets.org
Poke around some awesome videos of Lee reading poems and talking about poetry. This guy really knows his stuff.
Lee reads the poem to us, the way it was meant to be read.
An artsy shot of your new favorite poet.
Here's the cover of Lee's second poetry collection, where you'll find the original publication of "This Hour and What Is Dead."
Articles and Interviews
Hear wise words from the horse's mouth with a read of this transcript of Lee's interview with fellow poet Tina Chang.
If you want to find out what that mysterious Alabaster Jar is, then be sure to check out this collection of interviews exploring Lee's history, poetry, writing practices, and so on.
Want even more insight into "This Hour and What Is Dead"? Check out Lee's poetic memoir, published in 1995, which will give you all kinds of biographical tidbits to bolster your analysis.