Stop whatever it is you’re doing and read some poems by New Directions’
Poet of the Week: Xi Chuan
…whom translator Lucas Klein, in his introduction to Notes on the Mosquito, describes thusly: “Xi Chuan… has not only become one of contemporary China’s most celebrated poets, he is also one of its most hyphenated litterateurs: teacher-essayist-translator-editor-poet. Eliot Weinberger has described him as a ‘polymath, equally at home discussing the latest American poetry as Shang Dynasty numismatics.’”
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Stop whatever it is you’re doing and read some poems by New Directions’

Poet of the Week: Xi Chuan

…whom translator Lucas Klein, in his introduction to Notes on the Mosquito, describes thusly: “Xi Chuan… has not only become one of contemporary China’s most celebrated poets, he is also one of its most hyphenated litterateurs: teacher-essayist-translator-editor-poet. Eliot Weinberger has described him as a ‘polymath, equally at home discussing the latest American poetry as Shang Dynasty numismatics.’”

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