A Phone Call From Dalian
Selected Poetry of Han Dong
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Chinese University Press
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The Poetics of Disbelief
Since the 1980's, the modern Chinese poetry that has mattered—in China, and in the rest of the world—is often called “avant-garde,” as distinct from “official” poetry associated with a politically sanctioned, orthodox literary establishment. Avant-garde poetry has overwhelmingly emerged through...
A Phone Call from Dalian
I was struck when reading Maghiel’s excellent essay on Han Dong that while we share an admiration for Han Dong’s poetry, we take very different things from his work. What follows are my personal impressions, as a reader and as a translator, of the work of one of my favorite poets....