Freedom is a collection of 60 poems by Wang Yin, one of the most incisive and observant voices in modern Chinese poetry. Focusing on music, nightlife, and the culture of contemporary China, Wang Yin’s wit and humor offer an original perspective on modern society.
Freedom is the English-language poetry debut of Wang Yin. This bilingual volume includes poems in both English and Chinese, translated and compiled by Chinese poet Xi Nan and featuring a introduction by her. Freedom also includes several poems published by Terror House Magazine in 2020.
“These poems are expressive of a life, a modern life, from a point of view that is both familiar to global readers and specific to unique aspects of the author’s culture. There’s a precision of perception, of moments chosen for illumination—unusual perceptions, such as the specificity of a cicada chorus or noticing only fallen blossoms. The reader becomes fully in the moment of the poem and thus gets to experience life from another point of view.” — Su Zi, editor of Red Mare
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