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Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks II, Li-Young Lee

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Poetry Breaks
Poetry Breaks II, Li-Young Lee
Series Description

2-5 minute filler programs with New England area writers reading their poetry. Poets include Martin Espada, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

Li-Young Lee introduces and reads his and one of Emily Dickinson's poems at the Frederick Law Olmstead Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts. The following poems were edited for broadcast and general distribution, and appear on the master tapes with and without "Poetry Breaks" logo and copyright: “From Blossoms” “The Weight of Sweetness” “Falling: The Code” “Nocturne” “Eating Together” “I Asked My Mother To Sing”

Source tapes include multiple takes of these and the following poems: “My Indigo, Part I” “Irises” “You Must Sing” excerpts from “The Cleaving” “#532” by Emily Dickinson

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Poetry reading
Oral interpretation of poetry
Performance in a Studio
Luchetti, Leita Hagemann (Producer)
Lee, Li-Young, 1957- ()
Chicago: “Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks II, Li-Young Lee,” 09/19/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A0BC5F531DCA4AFA879FF028AF309855.
MLA: “Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks II, Li-Young Lee.” 09/19/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A0BC5F531DCA4AFA879FF028AF309855>.
APA: Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks II, Li-Young Lee. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A0BC5F531DCA4AFA879FF028AF309855
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