Mitochondrial Night

Pub Date: 03/05/2019

Publisher: Coffee House Press

Imprint: Coffee House Press

ISBN 13: 9781566895415

ISBN 10: 1566895413

Price: $16.99 / $22.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / Subjects & Themes / PlacesPOETRY / Subjects & Themes / Family *POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss

Mitochondrial Night

By Ed Bok Lee

Price: $16.99



About the Book

Taking mitochondrial DNA as his guide, Lee explores familial and national legacies, and their persistence across shifting boundaries and the erosions of time. In these poems, the trait of an ancestor appears in the face of a newborn, and in her cry generations of women's voices echo. Stories, both benign and traumatic, travel as lore and DNA. Using lush, exact imagery, whether about the corner bar or a hilltop in Korea, Lee is a careful observer, tracking and documenting the way that seemingly small moments can lead to larger insights.