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Another Kind of Nation: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry
by Zhang Er
Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Chinese by many hands. ANOTHER KIND OF NATION collects works by twenty-four poets from mainland China born after 1960 who are currently writing and publishing in Chinese. Although well known in China, most of them appear in English translation for the first time in this book. Edited by Chinese poets Zhang Er and Chen Dongdong, ...more
Paperback, 451 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Talisman House, Publishers
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This is an important collection by a deeply underrated (here in America) poet, just now finally getting the attention of the various cliques that make up what is often called the western experimental poetry "community." Zhang Er has brought a slice of contemporary Chinese poetry and poetics into the hands of western poets, such as myself, who struggle with the incredible distances between cultures. The notes on work by the poets, and Zhang Er's added walk-through on the diverse poetries emerging ...more