Poetry That Delivers

Wang Jibing, China’s “delivery driver poet,” talks to TWOC about getting inspired on the road and not letting online trolls get the better of him


Out of the Cloud Chamber: How to Help Chinese Poetry Go West?

Meet the new wave of scholars and translators making the untranslatable relatable


The Desert City Remembered for a Tragic Poet

Delingha in Qinghai was made famous by revered poet Haizi, now the city is trying to use that fame to boost tourism


Poet Shangyang Fang on Avoiding Tokenizing When Writing in English

“I refuse to conform to this stupidity”: Up-and-coming poet Shangyang Fang talks to TWOC about musicality in verse and not conforming to tropes


The Simple Lines and Grand Designs of Shangyang Fang’s Poetry

Shangyang Fang’s acclaimed debut poetry collection meditates on desire and despair with quotes from Tang poets and techniques from Western classical music


Goodbye, Beijing

In “City Gate, Open Up”, seminal poet Bei Dao memorializes a long-lost capital