Ed Bok Lee’s poem Ode to Bruce Lee is more than just a tribute to the martial artist and cultural icon. It speaks to the ability of art to create hope which in turn manifests itself as something that’s never been seen or heard or possibly even thought of before.

Bok Lee loves the way “a good metaphor mingles with the realm of magic” and compares the process of creating poetry to Bruce Lee’s famed one-inch punch: “It comes out of nowhere, and is gone just as quickly.”

Martial Artists: Joshua Dyrud, Alyssa Hatch, Mark Kin Ming Wong, Pete K. Wong
Modern Dancers: Brianna Hall, Tim Rehborg, Elise Sande-Kerback
B-Boys: Mr. Slim, Stepchild

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Ed Bok Lee
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