The Writing Life: Li Young-Lee
Michael Collier hosts Li Young-Lee. In this encore edition of HoCoPoLitSo's "The Writing Life", Collier and Lee discuss how knowledge, experience and memory relate to the writing process. They talk about the poet's role as being in a "condition" of knowing as opposed to having knowledge about something. Lee also mentions that the poet's role involves a sense of forgetting, in that you spend everything you have in writing the poem. They discuss the need to use memory to discover, not so much the past, but to explore living in the present. Lee reads "Epistle" from Rose, his book of poems published in 1986 and "A Final Thing" from The City in Which I Love You, published in 1990.