No Fire Next Time…

… i.e. 25 years after the Tianammen Square Massacre: Here a poem for the occasion, via PBS where a more detailed report on the poet & the occasion of the poem can be found. By Liao Yiwu, Translated by Wenguang Huang (Composed on the morning of June 4, 1989) Dedicated to those who were killed on June 4, 1989 Dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution Leap! Howl! … Read more No Fire Next Time…

Liao Yiwu's Letter to his Readers

Chinese poet & writer Liao Yiwu was pulled off the plane that was supposed to take him to Beijing (from where he was to fly  to the Literature Festival in Cologne, Germany), interrogated by the police for several hours & then sent home where is under house arrest. Details on his present and past situation can be found here in the online New Yorker. Below, the letter he sent … Read more Liao Yiwu's Letter to his Readers