Duo Duo





Duo Duo


Born
Beijing, China
Genre

Influences


Duo Duo 多多 (Beijing; 1951-) is the pen name of Chinese poet Li Shizheng, one of the great writers from the Misty Poet school of the 1970s. He chose his name which means 'too much, too much' from the given name of his daughter who died in infancy. A former opera singer, he has been called a 'master of Chinese language' who dreams 'between reality and the poetic realm.'

Duo Duo began reading and writing poetry at the height of the Cultural Revolution. In 1966 he was sent for ‘reformation’ at a farm in Baiyangdian where he would, ironically, go on to meet such contemporary poets like Mang Ke, Shi Zhi along with Bei Dao, his classmate, who would officially form what would be later known as the Misty Poets literary movement. Despite a lack of for
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“Perhaps pondering words is also a form of seeking justice. If a monologue can invite a chorus, then perhaps it can speak for others as well.”
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“In the process, what must be spoken meets what cannot be said. Each word is a catalyst, requiring the writer to break out forcefully from another story, from the primitive camp where history, society, and politics converge, to touch upon that 'what' and that 'who.' At that touch, one finds the unlimited boundaries of man, concealed by words.”
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