On Monday, Sept. 24, Central Lakes College (CLC) will host award-winning poet Li-Young Lee as the first guest presenter of the “Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College” series produced by the English Department on the Brainerd campus.
Instructor Jeff Johnson, who has coordinated similar national poet readings elsewhere, said the series intends to introduce visiting poets to bring literary life to the college and community. The Center for Lifelong Learning and CLC Foundation are cosponsoring the event.
The Chinese American Lee, who since 1964 has lived in Chicago, will read some of his poems and meet with the public at a free event from noon to 1 p.m. in Chalberg Theatre. There will be a freewill offering.
Lee will also lead a free poetry workshop for students and other writers in E363 from 1:35 to approximately 2:20 p.m.
Lee is the author of four books of poetry: “Behind My Eyes” (2008); “Book of My Nights” (2001); “The City in Which I Love You” (1991); and “Rose” (1986). His autobiography is “The Winged Seed: A Remembrance” (1995).