Whorled by Ed Bok Lee

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What does it mean to be a Global Citizen in an era of constant war, rampant industrialization, and ever-advancing technology? Lee’s ever-wandering cultural and spiritual nomads struggle to make sense of what it means to be a citizen of an increasingly homeless world. In a world where "all love is immigrant," Whorled confronts and celebrates the many complications of global politics through meditations on war, migration, and culture. In settings from San Francisco to Seoul, the Midwest to Kazakhstan, Ed Bok Lee considers what it means to be a citizen in a world where "you can't win the past / or stalk redemption."

Raised in South Korea, North Dakota, and Minnesota, Ed Bok Lee is the author of Real Karaoke People, which won the PEN Open Book Award. He is an assistant professor at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.


 

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Ed Bok Lee is the author of Real Karaoke People, winner of a PEN Open Book Award, an Asian American Literary Award (Members' Choice) and a Many Voices Prize. Raised in South Korea, North Dakota and Minnesota, Lee has worked a variety of jobs in over a dozen U.S. states and abroad. He has studied Slavic, East Asian and Central Asian languages and literatures in America, South Korea, Russia and Kazakhstan and earned an MFA from Brown University. A recipient of grants from such foundations as the McKnight, Jerome and National Endowment for the Arts, Lee is an assistant professor at Metropolitan State University.
 
Published August 23, 2011 by Coffee House Press. 140 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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"If in America," Lee's impassioned, deeply troubling poem, is the result.

Sep 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Whorled

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