Wang Pu

Wang Pu is an award-winning poet and translator. Born in Shanxi and raised in Beijing, he received his PhD in Literature from New York University and currently teaches at Branders University.

The Reliquary | 宝塔

Translated by Ali McIness —for Li Chun and His Contemporaries The reliquary is a candle; the lake by the trees And the bottle on its shore, drawing on its warmth. And why isn’t it the bottle? You raise it, perhaps …

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