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WEEKEND ACTIVITY – 唐欣 Tang Xin

七月 20, 2020

Tang Xin
WEEKEND ACTIVITY

Overcast afternoon hot & clingy no wind
a poet comes out of the subway gets on his bicycle
bag on his back with waterflask right on time
appears in the bookstore in the outskirts sits down
with a band of readers around a table a female student
from a media college does the mc women
and children young men smiles
on their faces one after the other reads from a yearbook
of colloquial poetry other customers passing
will probably think a religious circle

So can he be called a missionary
don’t be too optimistic to propagate poetry these years
is actually harder than spreading the gospel

May 2019
Translated by MW, July 2020

 

13 REASONS FOR BAD POETRY: 朱剑

一月 17, 2017

zhu_jian

Zhu Jian
13 REASONS FOR BAD POETRY: PLEASE PICK OUT WHICH FITS YOU OR ADD YOUR OWN

1)
I harbour no prejudice at all
against any poetry,
including colloquial poems
and lyrical expressions of feeling.

2)
Writing good or bad poetry is not important.
Anyway we are all brothers!

3)
I don’t write for fame or profit, I am a pure amateur.

4)
Good or bad, cow parts or not, wait for history’s judgment!

5)
Just keep quiet and stick to your writing, who needs to fight and find fault all the time?

6)
“Your circles are messy!”

7)
Poetry isn’t the only thing, I have to live!

8)
If he had not died, poetry would not be in this state.

9)
I write for eternity.

10)
I am still learning, please esteemed teachers, point out my faults!

11)
I also try my hand at this shit.

12)
Quality, not quantity! One poem beats hundreds of others.

13)
How can you think you bastards could ever write a good poem?

Tr. MW, January 2017

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