Ouyang Yu

Ouyang Yu is a Chinese-born poet, novelist, editor and translator based in Melbourne. He has published over 90 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, literary translation and literary criticism in both English and Chinese. He edits Australia’s only Chinese literary journal, Otherland. His poetry and translations have been included in major Australian collections such as The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry, The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature and The turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry.

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I must confess that I have not included him in that fiction although I am not sure if that is the reason why he bumps into me now in this crowd. Even though we have not met for nearly 30 …

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Four Translated Geng Xiang Poems

Image courtesy of Nichalos Walton-Healy. Translations from Master’s Return Journey: The Fields in Auvers — An Interpretation of 120 Paintings by Van Gogh Prologue For one who pulls someone’s Chestnuts out of the fire, he does not easily voice His …

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‘Refusing to be published, refusing even to perish’: Amelia Dale Interviews Ouyang Yu

Ouyang Yu, now based between Melbourne and Shanghai, came to Australia in mid-April 1991 and, by early 2018, has published 96 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, literary translation and literary criticism in English and Chinese. He also edits Australia’s only Chinese literary journal, Otherland.

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6-word stories (50 of them)

1. BBQ: Zero separation, bed being the body. 2. Title, to Come: Music, alive, a fruit of fingers. 3. Each and Every Morning, Electronic Cleansing: Click. Click. Click. No emails coming. 4. Eight for Six, Reduction: No agitation. Peace and …

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The Arch i bald Prize: an award-giving history

2015: a white won 2014: a white won 2013: a white won 2012: a white won 2011: a white won 2010: a white won 2009: a white won 2008: a white won 2007: a white won 2006: a white won …

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Five Poems by Ардак НУРГАЗЫ in English, Chinese and Kazakh

Ardakh Nurgaz (Ардак НУРГАЗЫ) is a Kazakh poet, essayist, critic born in 1972. He graduated from university in 1995, and began publishing work in 1991. From 2006 to 2008, he was editor-in-chief of Foreign Literatures, a bi-monthly in Kazakhstan. He is now correspondent of The Alma-Ata Evening newspaper. He has published the poetry collections A Book of Pseudo Freedoms (2009) and A Collection of Humming Birds (in Chinese and Kazakh, 2012).

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The Earth of Kashgar (translated excerpts of a long poem)

Other than the fact that Adili Adili Tuniyazi is a Uyghur poet, I know nothing more about him. But when I first read his work in Dangdai xianfeng shi 30 nian (Avant-Garde Poetry for 30 Years), I was impressed. The word zuguo (motherland) that he refers to frequently in his poem is so ambiguous that I suspect it’s not China proper.

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‘Don’t be stupid’ (‘바보같이 굴지 마’)

I looked at his darkening profile, So, you are Korean? No, Chinese, he said If he were the black guy last night I’d keep talking about Kenya and Obama How his dad used to be working in the bank whose …

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Strokes country (획을 긋는 나라)

If you put people next to a stroke Like this丨 On its right Like this:人 You become wings Like this:人丨 If you want to be air Borne you put the person along Side an English Letter: H Like this:人H You …

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The latest report

Country | Number of Deaths | Cause

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