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Sojourner gathers short stories, poems, experiments, and prose poems from the author’s 25 years spent traveling, sojourning, and then residing in various US and European cities. Each of the multiform texts of Sojourner seek to engage the mystery of our experience of place, our sense of belonging, and our desire to escape into unknown territories. Of the many voices include ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published January 2013 by Infinity
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Jeffafa Gburek
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I've had the pleasure of reading some of these tales, poems and rants repeatedly over the years and watching them amass here and finally be published is a great relief in that a voice releases itself in many voices and the opportunity emerges for everyone to find them in one place opening up into many places and yet held within one's firm grasp as the ride throws you back and forth. It's the grasp of the many idioms here, not alone the languages, that feels along the borders of cities and meets ...more
Cate
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Loretta Livingstone
I feel like I have just returned from travelling, full of all the wonders I saw, and the flip side of life that can bring us down.

Such is the way this book of poems, short stories and other gems affects the reader. As it is an anthology of different writing styles by the same Author, there are no characters to dissect or explain; no plot that needs to be waded through, just the unadulterated pleasure of reading words artfully and expertly strung together in a manner that will touch all readers i
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M.E. Evans
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge fan of his work in general. This book is intelligent, bold, and is so descriptive you feel like you're watching the entire thing unfold in front of you. I'm looking forward to the next book.
Jalina Mhyana
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sojourner is the creation of a hybrid soul, one who brings us on a hip expat's gritty journey through transatlantic heaven and hell; Lee is both Virgil and Henry Miller, guiding us through the circles of Amsterdam canals, the red light district, "Beatrice in Purgatory," and through ascension and oblivion in lovers' arms.

With an erudite punk rock sensibility, Lee writes of belonging nowhere and everywhere, straddling worlds, and transcribes this otherness in his own singular and burning tongue.
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I am an author, raconteur, and performer, i come from California with a drum on my back, i live in Florence, Italy, the sun's so hot i froze to death and i want to write a story that will make you cry if you will only listen, oh.
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