Real Karaoke People (Paperback)

By Ed Bok Lee

New Rivers Press, 9780898232264, 99pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2005

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Poetry. A dramatic debut, REAL KARAOKE PEOPLE juxtaposes tradition and pop culture to bridge generations and continents in a way both heart-rending and real. Poems and prose engage readers with vivid and emotional portrayals of immigrant life and scrutinize conceptions of race, class, and ethnicity. Through everything from frank confession to lyric verse, this collection offers an open yet often highly individual account of contemporary America and the aftermath of assimilation. At once nostalgic and critical, REAL KARAOKE PEOPLE offers a gritty, honest, and compelling worldview.

About the Author

Ed Bok Lee's writing explores the turmoil and beauty of multicultural America. His poetry and prose have appeared in Korean Quarterly, Asian Pages, A View from the Loft and Spectator: A Performing Arts Journal. His plays have been commissioned and performed by various theaters, among them the New York Theatre Workshop, the Guthrie Theater and the Ma Yi Theatre.