20a: conversation with li​-​young lee — on home and identity (pt. 1)

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IN THIS FILE: "Fresh Air" (NPR program); The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (book)/Simon and Schuster; the Lee family history/Jakarta, Indonesia/Yuan Shikai (maternal great-grandfather)/Lee Kuo Yuan (father)/Mao Tse-tung/Gamaliel University/Dr. Lee as political prisoner; why art resonates; composite identity vs. prime identity; gina Breedlove; art as ancient therapeutic system?; duality of language and silence/duality of form and emptiness (space as the real medium of architecture); artists choosing to stand in the flame (refining fire); in consideration of violence, war; Li-Young Lee recounts family story as well as story of returning to Jakarta after 40 years; the intersection of violence and eros; "The Undressing" (poem); Sophia (Gnostic wisdom aspect of God: bit.ly/29cfzTx); broad allowances in the erotic moment between The Lover and The Beloved; sexual congress as grand metaphor and the intention setting for safe space; Ram Dass; orgasm; neurotic cultural relationship with safety/confused cultural relationship with sex; interest as everything/between-ness; expressions of libido; fear of our god-ness; "casual sex"; art as a reminder of our true identity; the survival of the species/knowing the mind of God; art asking the big questions; the search for home, belongingness; feeling like an outsider; identification of four selves; solitude; why creativity matters/magnetized fields/Universal principles guiding art/representational deficits; art as connection; the nature of work/Thomas Friedman/The World is Flat (book)/investment in creativity of nations; the nature of salvation; memento mori/indestructible energy; the conceit/deceit of photography; great message to come through technology?
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Executive Producers: Mar Hobbs, Patsy Moore
Producer, Host: Patsy Moore
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ABOUT LI-YOUNG LEE: bit.ly/294g3I6

Selected Bibliography

Poetry

Behind My Eyes (W. W. Nortion & Co., 2008)
Book of My Nights (BOA Editions, 2001)
The City in Which I Love You (BOA Editions, 1990)
Rose (BOA Editions, 1989)

Nonfiction

The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (Simon & Schuster, 1995)

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released June 27, 2016
"The Simulation Hypothesis", by Revolution Void, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. (bit.ly/1jmalQx)

"Sunset", by Kai Engel, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. (bit.ly/1rMF155)

"July", by Kai Engel, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. (bit.ly/1rMF155)

"When You Leave", by Sergey Cheremisinov, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. (bit.ly/1rMF155)

"The Encouragement Stick", by Doctor Turtle, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. (bit.ly/1upaQv7)

"Impact Prelude", by Kevin MacLeod, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 International License. (bit.ly/1b8Hyff)

"What True Self? Feels Bogus, Let's Watch Jason X", by Chris Zabriskie, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. (bit.ly/1rMF155)

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"The Creation Files" (aka: stuff behind the making of stuff) is a bi-weekly, inspirational podcast for creatives, airing new episodes on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Hosted by Patsy Moore—music composer, recording artist, filmmaker, poet, essayist, spiritual counselor, and speaker. Her book, Things I've Come to Realize in the Past Few Days (No. 1), was published in 2015. ... more

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