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Song Lin

Song Lin is one of the most distinguished and unusual poets from People’s Republic of China. Among his honors are poetry fellowships of Rotterdam, Romania, and Hong Kong Poetry Nights International, as well as the Shanghai Literature Prize. He has held residencies at Art Omi’s translation lab and Vermont Studio Center.

Dong Li is an English-language poet and translator from the Chinese, English, and German. He’s the recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant and fellowships from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Art Omi (formerly Ledig House), Yaddo, and elsewhere. His book-length translation of the Chinese poet Zhu Zhu was recently published by Phoneme Media.

Farewell to C. D. Wright

By Song Lin

Translated from Chinese by Dong Li Writing, a twilight word lingers on the black keyboard perhaps after exhausting the remaining years the fortunate light will eventually pierce your gloomy heart […]