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1998-1999 - Li-Young Lee

Mackey ChairLi-Young Lee is a highly acclaimed Asian-American poet and winner of many awards for his riveting autobiographical verse.   He has taught at several universities, including Northwestern and the University of Iowa, and he is the author of Behind My Eyes (2008), Book of My Nights (2001), which won the 2002 William Carlos Williams Award, The City in Which I Love You (1991), which was the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection, and Rose (1986), which won the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award.