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The City in Which I Love You by Li-Young Lee
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Dec 27, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: poetry

This is the second collection of Lee's poetry, and I didn't really care for it all that much. Of the collected poems, I had only read one of them before ("A Story"), and it seemed to be the standout in the book. That may be because I had seen it before and really liked it. I expected his poems to be similar in style--short, narrative, and symbolic. Lee's poems contains much symbolism here, but most of them are lyrical, not narrative, and many of them are just too long for my taste. I found myself waiting for a "big" moment or a turn in the longer poems, and most times, it just didn't happen. I like Lee, and I bet I can find a newer collection of his poems that is more to my taste.
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