Double Radiance: Poetry and Prose of Li Qingzhao (Paperback)
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Lyrical and passionate, Li Qingzhao's work stands apart from Song Dynasty women who chose to write stylized verse framed by imperial culture. At once intimate and universal, Li voices a timeless reality: Love, memory, and loss are integral to human experience. Indeed, her life of writing and art-collecting was doomed by the political instabilities of her time. After the fall of the Northern Song Dynasty, she and Zhao fled into exile as their possessions were reduced to ash. Karen A n - W e Li's translations let Li's voice sing in these poems.
About the Author
Karen An-hwei Lee is the author of Phyla of Joy (Tu-pelo 2012), Ardor (Tupelo 2008) and In Medias Res (Sarabande 2004), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award. She authored a novel, Sonata in K (Ellipsis 2017). Lee also wrote two chapbooks, God's One Hundred Promises (Swan Scythe 2002) and What the Sea Earns for a Living (Quaci Press 2014). Her book of lit-erary criticism, Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Dias-pora: Literary Transnationalism and Translingual Migra-tions (Cambria 2013), was selected for the Cambria Si-nophone World Series. Lee's work appears in literary journals such as The American Poet, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, IMAGE: Art, Faith, Mystery, Journal of Feminist Studies & Religion, Iowa Review, and Columbia Poetry Review and was recognized by the Prairie Schooner / Glenna Luschei Award. She earned an M.F.A. from Brown University and Ph.D. in Eng-lish from the University of California, Berkeley. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Lee is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle. Currently, she lives in San Diego and serves in the university administration at Point Loma Nazarene University.