Chance by Liu Hongbin

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Competent But Unfitted

A lifetime in a short piece of poem
Cover image by Jay Asher LeVine

May be an image of text that says '?? ??? ??????? ??????? ?????????? ???????? Chance Author: Liu Hongbin Translation: Peter Porter with the Author I died the very moment was born, I fell asleep as soon as woke. How many of us find that tiny crack And so escape a life we didn't make?'May be a black-and-white image of 1 person and text that says '1-15 Hailed by Doris Lessing as a fine and brave poet, Liu Hongbin was exiled to the West after he displayed his poems in Tiananmen Square in 1989. His poetry has been praised by some of the greatest writers of the 20th Century. John Ashbery lauded Liu as "one of the finest poets writing any language today." Index on Censorship states "Liu Hongbin has continued to compose poems in his own language and has actively promoted contemporary Chinese literature in the West. Poetry has always been his chief love."'


Submitted: July 19, 2021

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GilbertZenner

you should extend this. it is too short to really be enjoyable. Make it 3 Textblocks

Mon, July 19th, 2021 2:52pm

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