Tuesday, July 10, 2012

News at Eleven: As well as lyric poems (an extremely flexible

category here), Jade Ladder samples narrative and neo-classical poems, sequences, experimental and longer poems. Qin Xiayou points out some common ground with US Language poets such as Charles Bernstein and Barrett Watten, and there is also an engaging appetite for mischief, as in Yu Jian's "File Zero", where a kind of Mass Observation slides from omniscience to randomness and absurd comedy.

from The Guardian: Jade Ladder: Contemporary Chinese Poetry edited by W.N. Herbert and Yang Lian with Brian Holton and Qin Xiaoyu


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