Poetry

“Romance, Revelations and Revolutions: A Review of ‘Tibet’s True Heart’ – Selected Poems by Woeser

“Romance, Revelations and Revolutions: A Review of ‘Tibet’s True Heart’ – Selected Poems by Woeser

5 by / on 10/10/2008, 09:20 / in Book Reviews, Poetry, Woeser

Newspaper headlines describe Woeser as Tibet’s most famous woman writer and blogger and a lone Tibetan voice, intent on speaking out. Until now, Woeser has perhaps been best known as a Tibetan dissident writer whose blogs are banned and have either been repeatedly shut down in China or hacked by Chinese nationalists. Her collection of poems, short stories and essays […]

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“The Fear in Lhasa” – A Poem by Woeser

“The Fear in Lhasa” – A Poem by Woeser

0 by / on 24/08/2008, 20:15 / in Poetry, Woeser

A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Now a city of fear. A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Where the fear is greater than all the fear after ’59, ’69, and ’89 put together. A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Where the fear is in your breathing, in the beating of your heart, In the silence when you want to speak but don’t, In […]

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Poetry: “Listening Attentively to the Voice Bursting out of Loneliness”

Poetry: “Listening Attentively to the Voice Bursting out of Loneliness”

0 by / on 29/07/2008, 12:36 / in Poetry

Four Poems in Chinese Written by Tibetans before March 14th 2008 I. The Sudden Self  − Bursting in an Instant The Sudden Self −− bursting in an instant In the mirror there is a man looks like me very much He is incompetent Until one day I was suddenly smashed to pieces He unexpectedly from the mirror holding the broken skeleton […]

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