Denis Mair on Huang Nubo (Luo Ying)

I have known Denis Mair from my earliest days attending Red Sky Poetry Theater at the Globe Cafe at 14th & Pine. This would have been as early as 1995. A tall, soft-spoken man, he would read his translations from Chinese poets and that was just one more aspect of...

Xi Chuan Notes on the Mosquito

After making a presentation in Xining, China in August, 2011, at the 3rd Qinghai Lake International Poetry Festival, a Chinese poet came up to me, told he he enjoyed my presentation and asked if I would like a copy of his new manuscript. I said, sure and was stunned...

54. Black Dragon Year

 54. Black Dragon Year (see 54. Black Dragon Year for proper lineation) The heart measures in blood everything that happens. – Ramón Gomez de la Serna The dragon stays stuck to lampposts at the boundaries, but looks like a mountain lizard. The ancient poet stays in...

53. Nothing Death

53. Nothing Death A kiss is nothing in brackets. – Ramón Gomez de la Serna A poem’s nothing on paper. A stellar jay’s a punk in a western vista. Any death’s an opportunity. One wd sing his pop a harmonium-laden blues w/ gurus and aunties in the same field as genius...