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The Shadow List

A poetry collection by Jen Sookfong Lee.

Jen Sookfong Lee

In these devastating lyric poems Jen Sookfong Lee unfolds the experience of her narrator, following her through frost-chilled nights and salt-scented days, as she pulls at the knot of accumulated expectations around her trying to create space to want and to be. The Shadow List is a book filled with desire, where we question the politics of who gets to choose and who doesn't and where the narrator creates hidden lists of what she really wants. With a novelist's way with character, Lee builds a deep connection with the narrator of the poems, yet each individual poem creates a vivid snapshot of moments many will recognize. The slick of black ice, the killing light of day, the cheap, plastic diamonds ? they are all pieces of a life we gather and put in our pockets to remember with. (From Buckrider Books)

Interviews with Jen Sookfong Lee

Jen Sookfong Lee talks to Shelagh Rogers about her collection of poems, The Shadow List.
Jen Sookfong Lee on two books by immigrant women: Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos, and Me by Lorina Mapa; Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li
In celebration of National Poetry Month, our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on Jen Sookfong Lee's debut poetry collection, The Shadow List.

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