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Contemporary poet Li-Young Lee at BYU forum Jan. 27

Li-Young Lee, an internationally known contemporary poet, will speak at a Brigham Young University campus forum Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

The forum will be broadcast live on KBYU (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on byubroadcasting.org.

It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Feb. 1, on KBYU (Channel 11) at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-FM (89.1) at 8 p.m. and on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Lee was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1957. In 1959, his family came to America after escaping Indonesia because of political persecution by the Sukarno regime.

He is a member of the American Academy of Poets and is the recipient of many awards, including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

His work includes three books of poetry, "Rose," "The City in Which I Love You" and "Book of My Nights."

Writer: Thomas Grover

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