Posts Tagged: Liu Xia

Fighting the Erasure of Poet Liu Xia

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Liu Xia is a Chinese poet. Her husband, Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Laureate and dissident, died recently in prison. Liu Xia, who has been under strict house arrest for ten years, remains unable to speak or travel freely. Friends who have tried to contact her have failed. Reporters who have tried to visit her home […]

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The Poetry of Liu Xia

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Liu Xia’s burden has become too heavy. Her heart is beginning to fail. In isolation, she can only stare at a tree through her window, a tree that a bird can only dwell on: Is it a tree? It’s me, alone. Is it a winter tree? It’s always like this, all year round. For the Tin […]

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Something More Than Style

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Earlier this week, while speaking to some younger poets, I became intrigued with their nascent fascination, to the point of headiness, with all things poetically elliptical, non-linear, and disjunctive. I say intrigued, but in my heart it felt more like exasperated. Listening to them, I realized that it was as if style —not form, not […]

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