For My Daughter

“For you, Miao Miao, my daughter,/a sign of the cross.” | by Liao Yiwu

Zang Di

After completing his studies and PhD at Beijing University in 1997, ZANG DI started teaching Chinese literature at the same university. He took his first steps as a poet in the 1980s, during his university studies, and has made steady progress since then. He is considered a “leading poet-critic of his generation.” He also works …

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James Baldwin is Dead

“What death desires most/is the body that it had to endure/James Baldwin’s body/is qualified” | by Zang Di

Mama Ana Paula Also Writes Poetry

“I looked at her / back, strong like hairy bear that kills / a bull even when she’s drunk, and I understood:” | by Hu Xudong

The Fallacy of Snow

by Pan Xichen: For a long time people have ignored / the many fallacies of snow.

Night and Morning of Spring

“Green frog legs, green sockets of the moon / and a green bullet shell / all bloom / on my back” | by Hai Zi

Song of Love

by Qiu Qixian: Love will not end. / It only starts, and starts again

Openly Worrying Song

by Li Ho: When the autumn wind blows, all the grasses die. / An evening chill arises from the sapphire shadow of Mt. Hua.


Snow, I was surprised. The first snow choked in my throat, I wanted to cough, to run from snow. I didn’t see the street, the poplars, the park-benches the conductor’s whistle. Snow. Faces of idiots abused the air and turned to snow. I didn’t have a chance to read the “Massacre” or “The Dead” by …

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Pan Xichen

Poetry International 20/21
“The Fallacy of Snow”

Poetry International 20/21
“The Hypocrisy of Snow”

Hai Zi

Poetry International 20/21
“Night and Morning of Spring”

Li Ho

Poetry International 18/19
“Openly Worrying Song”

Qiu Qixian

Poetry International 18/19
“Song of Love”

Liao Yiwu

Poetry International 20/21
“Discussing Death with Death Row Inmates”