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Yang Lian and Brian Holton (translator)

Date/Time: 26 October 2017 19:15

Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Yang Lian and Brian Holton will be reading from Narrative Poem (Bloodaxe Books, 2017), a bilingual edition and Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation.

Yang Lian was one of the original Misty Poets who reacted against the strictures of the Cultural Revolution. His work was banned in 1989 when he organised memorial services for the dead of Tiananmen while living in New Zealand. Translations of his poetry include Bloodaxe collections Where the Sea Stands Still (1999), Concentric Circles (2005) and Lee Valley Poems (2009). He was awarded the International Nonino Prize in 2012. 


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