Bei Dao, Poems by Bei Dao
Poets should establish through their works, a world of his own, a genuine and independent world, an upright world, a world of justice and humanity.
Bei Dao (pseudonym of Zhao Zhenkai), one of China’s foremost poets of the "misty school," was born in 1949 in Beijing.
Li Yawei, Porcupine Poems
Li was a major contributor to Sichuan’s many unofficial poetry journals, and was well known – and popular – for his poetry recitations and talent with the guitar.
Li Yawei was born in the town of Youyang in Sichuan in 1963.Li now works in publishing, but continues to write poetry, if not as much as he did before his arrest.
Wang Xiaoni, Half of Me is Aching
With simple words and startling images, Wang Xiaoni’s poetry attracts with its weight, calls attention to itself with its substantial themes and concerns, demands to be read for what it can tell us about rapture.
Even in the formative period of her career, Wang Xiaoni was very clear about what she was trying to achieve as a poet.
Zhai Yongming, Finally Depleted Me
Zhai Yongming is primarily a poet of inner psychological darkness and the best way to read her is in utter gloom.
At the heart of Zhai Yongming’s poetry is a certain idea of femininity.
According to traditional Chinese thought, the feminine or yin principle is characterized by darkness, water and the spectral light of the moon. All these images are on prominent display in Zhai’s work.
Yang Jian, Dusk
In the inner of Yang's poem is a certain idea of a common life.
Yi Sha, My Hero
Yi Sha’s poetry can be thought of an “objective correction” to the subjective excesses of Chinese poetry in the first half of the 1980s, when language and individual psychology were energetically explored by many writers.
There are no hints in Yi Sha’s poetry, no over-reliance on the imagination of his readers to make something out of next to nothing.
Duo Duo, Selected Poems
In his verses, silence is often an important matter.
Duoduo’s plow hung with pearls.
Xiao Kaiyu, Poems by Xiao Kaiyu
The poetry of Xiao Kaiyu, settled in Germany in 1997, distinguishes itself from both these contrasting trends.
Xi Chuan, Poems by Xichuan
become a major presence in contemporary Chinese poetry.
Matter over Mind—On Xi Chuan's Poetry
Wang Yin, Selected Poems
Wang Yin was born in 1962 in Shanghai. Wang was an active contributor to unofficial poetry journals in Shanghai during the 1980s