Book Review: The Undressing: Poems by Li-Young Lee

Every poem in this firebrand of a collection is worthy of its own celebration; taken together, they are a paean to the body and its wonders, an elegy for time lost and time regained in a lover’s arms. The Undressing will do just what it promises: undress you and remake you in your own image —purer, lighter, and free.

Favorite Quotes

It’s really difficult to pull favorite quotes from a collection this breathtaking, but nonetheless I’ve done so. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

“There are stories we tell ourselves, she says. There are stories we tell others. Then there’s the sum of our hours death will render legible.”

“The initiating word embarks, fixed between sighted wings, and said, says, saying, none are the bird, each just moments of the flying.”

“Bodies have circled bodies from the beginning, she says, but the voices of lovers are Creation’s most recent flowers, mere buds of fire nodding on their stalks.”

The Undressing: Poems is available wherever books are sold.

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