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Wang Jiaxin

Wang Jiaxin is one of the leading poets of China. He is the author of seven books of poetry, and ten books of critical essays, and is the leading translator of Paul Celan into Chinese. He recently received the first Ai Qing Poetry Award (2022). His book of poetry in English translation is Darkening Mirror: New and Selected Poems, translated by Diana Shi and George O’Connell, with a foreword by Robert Hass (Tebot Bach, 2016).

Summer 2023

Ice Anglers

By Wang Jiaxin, translated by Arthur Sze

In the reservoir near my house, when winter comes, you can see some ice anglers, each one squatting in an old army overcoat. From a distance, they look like crows […]