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This Hour and What Is Dead

This Hour and What Is Dead

by Li-Young Lee

This Hour and What Is Dead Resources

Websites

The Poetry Foundation

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).

Poets.org

If the Poetry Foundation doesn't float your boat, check out Lee's profile over at Poets.org

Video

PBS Reading and Interview

Poke around some awesome videos of Lee reading poems and talking about poetry. This guy really knows his stuff.

Audio

Lee Aloud

Lee reads the poem to us, the way it was meant to be read.

Images

Black and White Lee

An artsy shot of your new favorite poet.

The City in Which I Love You

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

Lee Talks Poetry with Another Poet

Hear wise words from the horse's mouth with a read of this transcript of Lee's interview with fellow poet Tina Chang.

Books

Breaking the Alabaster Jar: Conversations with Li-Young Lee

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.

The Winged Seed: A Remembrance

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.

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