Posts Tagged ‘class’

TEACHER – 沈浩波 Shen Haobo

八月 12, 2017


Shen Haobo
TEACHER

People often tell me
I look just like him
When I open my mouth,
my tone and my mien make me even more similar.
He was a teacher at my university,
but I was not in his class.
If I had been his student,
would I be his perfect spitting image?
But how could I think
I could be like him?
He used his own life
to teach me
a moral lesson.
If he had not used his own life
for this lesson,
no-one would have believed him.

July 2017
Translated by MW, August 2017

老师 | 沈浩波

经常听人说
我和他长得像
一听我开口说话
口气和神态就更像了
他是我母校的老师
但我没当过他的学生
如果我当过他的学生
会不会和他更像?
但我怎么配
和他更像呢?
他用生命
给我上了一堂
道德课
这种课
不用命来上
就不会有人信

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STANDING IN LINE – 徐江

九月 18, 2016

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Xu Jiang
STANDING IN LINE

Born in the 1960s
we all have this experience
waiting in a long line
at the grain store in autumn
with buckets and baskets
to be able to buy sweet potatoes
sold according to population.

Two or three columns in a long line
almost every column
will have a classmate of yours
but while you’re waiting in line
some people won’t talk anymore
they just stand there in silence
as if they had never known you.

Tr. MW, September 2016

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FLUCH DER ZEIT – 沈浩波

九月 19, 2015

Shen Haobo Fluch der Zeit

Shen Haobo
FLUCH DER ZEIT

ein kahler esel
mit diebesaugen
im mönchsgewand
sitzt erste klasse

31.Mai 2012
Übers. v. MW, Sept. 2015

Yi Sha 伊沙 READING IN TUCSON, ARIZONA 美国亞利桑图森朗诵会

十月 23, 2014
Photo by Michael Gessner

Photo by Michael Gessner

Yi Sha
READING AT TUCSON POETRY FESTIVAL: OCT. 25th, 2014

1) 《车过黄河》 CROSSING THE YELLOW RIVER
2) 《9/11 心里报告》 9/11 REPORT FROM THE COUCH
3) 《中国底层》 CHINA DOWN AT THE BOTTOM
4) 《性爱教育》 SEX EDUCATION
5) 《在美国使馆遭拒签》 HAVING MY VISA REFUSED
6) 《二 泉映月》 THE MOON REFLECTED IN SECOND SPRING
7) 《烟民萨达姆》 SADDAM THE SMOKER
8) 《进入美国》 ENTERING AMERICA
9) 《佛蒙特创作中心》 VERMONT STUDIO CENTER
10) 《一年》 ONE YEAR
11) 《在美国再忆钟品》IN AMERICA, THINKING OF ZHONG PIN
12) 《隔壁的歌声》 SONG FROM NEXT DOOR
13) 《梦(442)》 DREAM #442 (it is winter/ I’m in an internet cafe/ …)
14) 《佛州吟》 SONG OF VERMONT
15) 《烦人的鲁奖》 GODDAMN LU-PRIZE

Presented by Tucson Poet Laureate Rebecca Seiferle!

Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea, 6-8 pm

photo by Michael Gessner

photo by Michael Gessner

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Yi Sha
SEX EDUCATION

One of our travels
We didn’t get out very much –
Nine years ago. Led us to Qingdao –
A summer of love
Sand castles, writing on rocks
Fresh clams in small restaurants
Very cheap. I remember
We lived in a school
A hotel for the summer
It was our summer of
Watching movies together
One night we sat
In the video room
All the way until morning
There was a flick about all kinds of fish
We were attracted
And then we felt
Shaken without compare
There was a fish called salmon
They had this one time
Of uninhibited communion
At the end of their lives
Fish of great beauty
Nine years ago
We don’t remember
How great it was
But no-one forgets
The pain at the end

1997
Tr. MW, 2014/2

Martin

Photo by Howard Romero

伊沙
《性爱教育》

那是我们不多的
出门旅行中的一次
九年前      在青岛
那是属于爱情的夏天

海滩上的砂器和字迹

小饭店里的鲜贝

非常便宜  记得

我们住在一所

学校里  在夏季

它临时改成了旅店

那是我们共同的

爱看电影的夏天

一个晚上  我们

在录像厅里

坐到了天亮

一部介绍鱼类的片子

吸引了我们

使我们感到

震惊无比

那种鱼叫三文鱼

一种以一次

酣畅淋漓的交媾

为生命终结的

美艳之鱼

九年了

我们没有记住

它的美丽

只是难以忘记

这种残酷的结局

1997

Photo by Howard Romero

Photo by Howard Romero

photo by Howard Romero

photo by Howard Romero

THE SUN ALSO CRASHES

十月 23, 2014

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FOR NOTHING

many times democrats do what is right
many republicans do what is evil

so what is the problem?

the rich getting richer
the poor getting poorer
no matter what

one-party systems lack checks and balances
they will be overthrown in the end

so what is the problem?

the rich getting richer
the poor getting poorer
no matter what

maybe this is a reason
people keep walking out of a stadium
when mr. president speaks

in the nation of football
the sun also crashes

the rich getting richer
the poor getting poorer
no matter what

some people see our ethereal bodice
if you do yoga you can be healthy

so what is the problem?

the rich getting richer
the poor getting poorer
no matter what

you can wear beautiful clothes if you like
labor is cheap somewhere in asia
there could be sun enough for your car

so what is the problem?

the rich getting richer
the poor getting poorer
no matter what

MW Vermont Studio Center, Oct. 2014


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