Tina Chang Reads “The Gift” by Li-Young Lee

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“To pull the metal splinter from my palm / my father recited a poem in a low voice.” Tina Chang reads from Li-Young Lee’s poem “The Gift,” her choice for “The Poem I Wish I Had Read” video series produced by the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center at Smith College. For more from Chang, read this 2019 Q&A by Jerome Ellison Murphy in our Online Exclusive archive.

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