Letter to City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

Letter to City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

Huang Xiang Translated by Michelle Yeh
September 22, 2010
Before the Tiananmen Massacre took place on June 4, 1989, I had been engaged in literary activities at five universities in Beijing. In 1987, I was charged with “disturbing peace of society” and incarcerated in Wang Wu Labor Camp in Guiyang, Guizhou Province. After the Tiananmen incident, I was placed ...
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An Introduction to Huang Xiang’s Poetry

An Introduction to Huang Xiang’s Poetry

Michelle Yeh
August 8, 2009
In October 1978 Huang Xiang, Li Jiahua, Fang Jiahua, and Mo Jiangang traveled from Guiyang to the capital for the first time. Arriving on the tenth, they posted the inaugural issue of the underground journal Enlightenment on a wall in downtown Beijing. Huang also recited his long poem “God of ...
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A Lifetime is a Promise to Keep

A Lifetime is a Promise to Keep

Huang Xiang translated by Michelle Yeh
August 5, 2009
The First Intimation A tree appears in February. God knows how many trees there are in the world that look just like it, but for me there is only one. It flashes outside the train window and disappears, hardly catching your attention before it goes out of your sight. There ...
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Five Poems by Leah Falk

Five Poems by Leah Falk

About the Series: These poems are a part of our ongoing series exploring isolation, exile, and “The Everyday Pandemic.” With the arrival of COVID-19 new realities emerged. Isolation became ubiquitous. Everyday movement suddenly came with great risk. The spaces that once brought order and safety became malleable and uncertain. Throughout ...
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Four Poems / Cuatro Poemas

Four Poems / Cuatro Poemas

Jorge Olivera Castillo
Totalitarianism. The night when it is eternalaches like a knife woundfreshly sharpenedthe question is knowing (how) to survivewithout the ritual magic of the dawn. Totalitarismo. La noche cuando es eternaduele como una herida de cuchillorecién afiladola cuestión es aprender a sobrevivirsin el mágico ritual del alba. A single blow. I’m ...
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