We’re delighted to present today a selection of poems by the distinguished Chinese poet Zhu Zhu in beautiful translations by the award-winning translator Dong Li. According to the translator’s note, “these poems are part of a book called The Wild Great Wall, the Chinese poet Zhu Zhu’s first appearance in the English language, a collection of works from the past twenty-five years, a significant poet on the quiet margin, where things matter and perceptive possibilities are gently pulled and pooled. The book is due to appear with Phoneme Media in the fall of 2017.” Check out the publisher’s web site for an impressive list of award-winning books in translation, movie poems, short films and documentaries dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding, and to connecting people and ideas.
And remember, in September and beyond: The world lies open—take time to explore it. Read, share, and celebrate your favorite authors in translation.
—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman